TACANs and VORTACs No More!

The Department of National Defence (DND) and Nav Canada are decommissioning approx 30 VORTACs and TACANs over the next two years. The ones being turned off in 2011 are:

  • Sydney  25 April 2011
  • Moncton  2 May 2011
  • Gander  6 June 2011
  • Stephenville  13 June 2011
  • Fredericton  August 2011
  • Sioux Narrows  5 September 2011
  • London  3 October 2011
  • Mansfield  10 October 2011

The VORTACs will be replaced with a VOR/DME installation, and the TACAN will be replaced with DME only.

This may affect you if you use these military navigational aids. Be sure to check the NOTAMs before you fly.

AIC 21/11 has more information about the changes and schedules.