Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 7

Using the DME

Having successfully completed a simple VOR approach, this issue we take it to a level higher while introducing a nifty invention from Australia – the Distancing Measuring Equipment (DME).

In the lesson, we look at the humble DME.
In the lesson, we look at the humble DME. Peter Stark

Making life a little easier

Even with such improvements in approach accuracy that the VOR introduced, there was still plenty of room for catastrophe as you couldn't quite tell how far from the station you were. This was evident in our approach to Albury/YMAY that we have used for the last two issues. An approach may ask you to 'remain within 10nm' of the station. Your only available tool is your approximate groundspeed and your clock.

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