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Postby Half Fast » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:41 am

FastEddieB wrote:Even that is cheating in my book.

How we used to do it, back when men were men:

Yeah, and back then it took a real man to check airspeed by paying out that rope, counting the knots as they slipped past his fingers...
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Postby Merlinspop » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:57 am

FastEddieB wrote:
Even that is cheating in my book.

How we used to do it, back when men were men:


Love the irony.
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Postby dstclair » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:47 am

The death of the VOR has been greatly exaggerated. We will have a reduced VOR navigation system as a back-up to GPS for some time to come as part of the "VOR MON" program.
Long after pilots are routinely flying direct routings and executing RNAV instrument approaches, it will pay to keep your VOR navigating skills sharp, because if the GPS signal quits, it will probably be a VOR-to-VOR route, followed by an instrument landing system (ILS) or nonprecision VOR approach, that gets you back on the ground.

In most cases, it is envisioned that a pilot encountering such a dilemma would be within 100 nautical miles of an airport accessible using non-GPS navigation if flying a VOR-equipped aircraft at least 5,000 feet agl in the eastern and central parts of the country. Some rural western areas won’t meet that standard and may require flying further than 100 nautical miles.
The system being established to provide that safety net with existing navaids is the VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON), an FAA/industry collaboration “to ensure that resiliency is built into the system.”

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all ... 1102epilot

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/he ... ms/vormon/

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