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VOR’s, GPS, and Magnetic Variation

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Why is there a difference between the magnetic variation for the airport and the VOR located at the same airport? When a navaid is first constructed, the antenna is physically oriented to True North. Then a potentiometer adjustment is made to slave the navaid with Magnetic North. This action matches the isogonic line making it […]

VOR Navigation

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Most textbooks cover navigating with VORs pretty well. These links cover some additional ground. VOR Navigation Part I VOR Navigation Part II VOR Navigation Part III VOR Approaches Part I VOR Approaches Part II The ILS System


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