Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 6

Using the VOR continued…

In our previous issue, we left you overhead Mangalore VOR station and we now continue on our planned route to Albury when some unexpected ATC requirements test our understanding of VOR intercepts before we put it all together to make a simple VOR approach.

Back to Basics - Using the VOR continued…
Back to Basics - Using the VOR continued… Peter Stark

Inward bound

You should now be flying outbound from the Mangalore (MNG) VOR on the 049° radial. Figure 1 recaps our passage over the VOR and our attention now turns to the next VOR station on our route – Albury/YMAY.

Fig 1 - Transitioning from overhead Mangalore to outbound on the 049° radial.
Fig 1 - Transitioning from overhead Mangalore to outbound on the 049° radial. Peter Stark

Figure 2 shows that both Mangalore and Albury have VOR stations so we must at some stage change our navigation radio from one station to the next. When? The temptation is to switch over immediately and start using the VOR that lays ahead, but convention says you switch over around halfway unless you are having reception problems with one of the stations.


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