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VOR Navigation: VOR Basics, Radials, Triangulation, Reverse Sensing, and DME

By thecorporatepilotdad


A tutorial made by a professional pilot and former CFI to cover the basics of VOR navigation.


How to use a VOR can be quite confusing to student pilots. VORs are not difficult, and this video's intent is to make VOR navigation easy with visual presentations and then flying the presentation in Microsoft Flight Simulator and covering the basics of VOR navigation.


The video will start with by explaining the parts of the VOR indicator instrument then by explaining a VOR, how to find them, and how they work.


How to TUNE and IDENTIFY a VOR using Morse code is demonstrated and shown in the video.


VORs can be used to fly to a VOR from the present position, a desired course to or from the VOR, or a second VOR can be used to locate the aircraft's position.


Radials, VOR instrument indicators, DME, Reverse Sensing, Chart Supplement, and the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, and the Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards (ACS) are demonstrated and shown.


DME is not always accurate due to slant rage. This concept is visualized and demonstrated.


VORs can reverse sense. This phenomenon is shown as well as how to recognize reverse sensing and how to fix it.


Sectionals used in the video are from VFRMap.com


The top-down image of the Piper Arrow is from JustFlight Piper Arrow add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator http://justflight.com


About the creator of this video: ATP rated 8,000+ hour corporate pilot and former CFI who enjoys making YouTube videos as a hobby along with using A.I. to make thumbnails for videos.


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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 8000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.

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Another clear and concise presentation on a simple, but often misunderstood, instrument.

Well done.

Always Aviate, then Navigate, then Communicate. And never be low on Fuel, Altitude, Airspeed, or Ideas.

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I agree with Phrog- this is, as usual for this gentleman, a very well done presentation covering all aspects of VORs, with the bonus of DME, and including use of and limitations of each.


Beautiful- thanks.


Larry N.

As Skylab would say:

Remember: Aviation is NOT an exact Science!

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