VORTAC


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Vortac

[′vȯr‚tak]
(navigation)
A ground radio station consisting of a collocated very-high-frequency omnidirectional radio range (VOR) and Tacan facility; this station permits obtaining polar coordinates by the use of VOR receiver and distance-measuring equipment, or by Tacan equipment alone.

VORTAC

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Range measurement by airborne TACAN.
An arrangement in which VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range) and TACAN (tactical air navigation) beacons are co-located. It provides at all times three individual services: VOR azimuth, TACAN azimuth, and TACAN distance. Transmitted signals of VOR and TACAN are each identified by a three-letter code transmission and are interlocked, so that pilots using a VOR azimuth with a TACAN distance can be assured that both signals being received are definitely from the same ground station. The frequency channels of the VOR and the TACAN at each VORTAC facility are “paired” in accordance with a national plan to simplify airborne operations. VORTAC is shown on the aeronautical charts by the symbol
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Also, note that on the KDHN ILS or LOC Runway 32, the VORTAC that's the source of the arc is not on the intermediate course, although it's quite close.
Before GPS and moving maps, answering a passenger's inevitable where-are-we question often meant responding with some gibberish about the 243-degree radial of the Podunk Vortac for 37 miles.
One gorgeous, sunny, Friday morning, the mission had a twist: shoot up the coast to Camp Pendleton in a football field just south of the Oceanside VORTAC. We were to brief and work with some Marines on "casting out" of an HH-60.
There's an often-used route you select to file your flight plan: Northwest to the Polo VORTAC in Illinois, then direct to KCID.
My instructor and I were flying the published miss after a practice ILS to KVDF's Runway 23, which was to a hold over the Lakeland (LAL) Vortac. We wanted to enter the published hold, then do the VOR/DME A into KGIF, Winter Haven, Fla.'s, Gilbert Field.
Looking at the approach, there is no indication that a right turn after crossing the VORTAC and/or the west end of 26L is allowed when shooting the approach to minimums.
Don't get fooled by the vertical line marked LNK VORTAC in the profile view.
Initially, they had everyone going to the CTY (Cross City, Fla.) Vortac (Image 3) but quickly figured out that wasn't going to work.
Using Santa Fe's ZIASE2 departure procedure will nicely set me up for my first approach at Double Eagle, so I'll fly that specifying the ABQ transition, but I'll just delete the ABQ vortac so KAEG is after ZIASE.
After crossing the VOR, fly outbound on the GLJ 300-degree radial, then continue climbing to an adjacent airway's MEA--presently 4000 feet msl--or as assigned by ATC to intercept the MQO Vortac's 137-degree radial and fly it inbound.