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VOR Or ILS Approach?  
User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

What do you prefere? VOR or ILS approach?

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

For testing skills, having fun, and a challenge, VOR. NDB approaches are even more fun. But, when flying in actual, definately give me an ILS anyday.

User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1976 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

I think most any pilot would prefer the ILS in actual IMC. My vote is for ILS.

Ideally, every airport would have ILS but budget and terrain constraints don't allow this.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

My vote also goes for the ILS!


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1841 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.

Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1741 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1836 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?

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