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When to Switch VOR Frequencies? - FAA Instrument Written Exam Question


FAA Exam: When To Switch VOR Frequencies?

By thecorporatepilotdad

Here is the first in a series of videos that give explanations of the FAA instrument written exam questions. Each video will be short and cover just one topic.


Where would the VOR changeover point be made flying from JNC to MANCA flying southbound on V187?

When should VOR frequencies be switched?

Whether playing Microsoft Flight Simulator or studying for the FAA Instrument Written exam, the subjects apply to both areas.


This is a possible question that can be asked on the FAA instrument knowledge exam. What is a VOR changeover point (COP)? The three times a VOR changeover point occurs are discussed in the video.


VOR changeover points occur when:


  1. A changeover symbol is shown on the map
  2. Halfway between two VORs in the absence of a COP symbol
  3. If there is a bend in the airway


The video is illustrated with low enroute charts and Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Turbo Arrow IV on the IFR en-route charts and in MSFS is by Just Flight.


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About The Author

This video is produced by thecorporatepilotdad. He has been a FlightSim.Com member for close to twenty years and using Flight Simulator since back in the day of FS98 and FS2000. He is also a professional pilot with over 7000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.

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