Loran-C No More In the USA
The United States Coast Guard is going to terminate the LORAN-C service this February. The full service shutdown wont be complete until October of this year.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has certified that the Loran-C system infrastructure is not needed as a backup to the GPS system or to meet any other federal navigation requirement.
More information can be found on Inside GNSS.
I’ve never been formally trained on how to use LORAN-C for navigation, however I have flown aircraft with the equipment on board.
I agree that we do need a backup to GPS however I dont think current navaid technology (VORs, NDBs) are good enough. LORAN-C seemed like the perfect tool.
Have you ever used LORAN-C? Does this affect you at all?
I don’t believe there are any LORAN-C transmitters in Canada.