Coupled with my ever present and newly repaired ($225.00 flat rate, thanks Garmin) Garmin 295 I flew the NDB 25 approach into KUNI last night when I dropped MPP off for some brake work prior to selling her. Little did I know that I was doing something which at that moment was becoming very antiquated.
It is a bit sad to me to see the elimination of the NDB approach, I would probably rather have VORs go before the NDB but apparantly it is time that they leave and most likely time for me to start looking for a back up GPS for my back up GPS.
NDB approaches are the simplest (in spite of their maligned reputation) of all approaches and I am going to miss that simplicity. When flown with an RMI they leave no doubt in your mind as to where you are on the approach. Coupled with a basic moving map GPS for backup and you have a pretty unbeatable combination after the ILS.
I hope for those of you out there that you will give them a try. They are not as complex as they are made out to be and they certainly have covered me more than once.