Ground: Pilotage and VOR
by Philip Greenspun; revised April 2005
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The student learns how the VOR system works, learns to operate a VOR
receiver, and learns to find an aircraft's position given only VOR
- picking suitable visual references for a cross-country flight
- wind correction
- supplementing visual references with VOR fixes
- plan a visual flight from Bedford to Pease (KPSM)
- add VOR fixes to the flight log
- discussion of the VOR system
- solving VOR problems on chalkboard/paper
- solving VOR problems using Microsoft Flight Simulator
Total time: 1:00
- 0-45 minutes: planning at desktop/chalkboard
- 45-60: working with Microsoft Flight Simulator
- New York Sectional
- flight log form
- computer running Microsoft Flight Simulator
The instructor sets up Microsoft Flight Simulator with obscured
weather and slews the aircraft position.
The student operates the keyboard and mouse to tune the VOR receivers
in the simulated aircraft.
Student is able to establish position within 2 miles using VORs.
Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual Part III "Aviation
Weather". AIM section on Wake Turbulence (Chapter 7, Section 3).