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VOR

VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range)

VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range)
VOR control panel.
VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range)
VOR indicator.
VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range)
VORs as shown on aeronautical charts.
VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range)
Bearing by phase comparison.
A short-range VHF (very high frequency) radio navigation system that operates within the 108.00 to 117.95 MHz frequency band and has a power output necessary to provide coverage within an assigned operational service volume. The system is subject to line-of-sight restrictions, and the range varies proportionally to the altitude of the receiving equipment. Most VORs are equipped for voice transmission on the VOR frequency. VORs without voice capability are indicated by including the letter W (without voice) in the class designator (VORW). The only positive method of identifying a VOR is by its Morse code identification or by the recorded automatic voice identification, which is always indicated by use of the word VOR following the range's name. During maintenance, the facility may radiate a T-E-S-T code image or the code may be removed. In the system, the ground station transmits two signals simultaneously but with a phase difference, as with a bearing of the beacon from the aircraft. There is no phase difference when the aircraft is directly north of the transmitting station; the signals are 90° out of phase when the aircraft is due east of the transmitting station and 180° and 270° when the aircraft is directly south and west, respectively, of the transmitting station. Stations are aligned with magnetic north, except when located in high latitudes, where they are aligned with true north. The system is used for both en route navigation and as a terminal approach aid. On aeronautical charts, the availability of VORs and terminal VORs is indicated as shown in the illustration.
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Select 10 degrees in the direction of the VOR to give yourself a target heading for this small heading change.
VOR users will want these frequencies and radials dialed up.
If I had to fly the missed approach procedure (a good bet on an IPC and always possible in the real world), I would have to use non-moving map guidance to navigate to the Braymer VOR and in the hold.
Being 2.0 nm east of the VOR puts you on the segment between COSAL and PUB, which has a minimum altitude of 5500.
* Retain VORs to perform Instrument Landing System (ILS), Localizer I (LOC), or VOR approaches supporting MON airports at suitable destinations within 100 nm of any location within the CONUS.
In the October 2015 issue of IFR, I noted that the VOR reduction plan included a provision for something called the Minimum Operational Network, or MON.
Another barrier to decommissioning GBAs and VORs is that non-WAAS GPS-navigator-equipped aircraft must have an alternative means of navigation available.
ATC's intent was to have Tim depart Allegheny County, PA, join the AGC VOR's 073 radial and fly it to HOMEE.
Most pilots experienced in navigating with both VOR and GPS will prefer the latter.
Say you actually performed a VOR check 27 days ago by overflying an airborne checkpoint that is published in the A/FD.
Our last defined exercise should prepare you to get home via VORs, on or off Victor airways, hand flying the entire trip--takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, landing.