Category: Navigation

VOR Time Check

I was perusing the Transport Canada Instrument Procedures Manual today and noticed a rather interesting exercise: It’s called the VOR Time Check and allows you to estimate the amount of time required to cross...

90 Years ago, the ADF is “born”

90 Years ago, the ADF is “born”

On this day in 1920, the first ever flight using a “radio compass” was performed in Virginia. It’s destination? A ship 100 miles off shore. Using only an AM radio station on the ship...

Radio Navigation with MS Flight Sim

After reading over the chapter on radio navigation, I decided to try it out – using Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. I hopped in my Cessna 172, and departed Buttonville on runway 33. I climbed...