XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4194 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1437 times:
NDB or VOR approaches vary in difficulty... but they will always be more challenging than an ILS, and thus a better workout and generally more fun for the pilot. In reality though, we go for smoothness and try to do an ILS all the time with passengers on board, unless you have a new generation FMS that draws a glideslope over any non-precision approach.
ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
I thought that the NDB approaches in Instrument training were an engrosing mental challenge and a great way to sharpen some basic skills. Similarly, I had the chance to file and fly one of the last 4-course range airways still commissioned in the country, "Red 10" from SHV to MSY. In real IMC, however, I'll take the ILS any day.
Does anybody know what the last "Red" airway or 4-course range in the country was and when it was decommissioned, by the way?