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VOR Or ILS Approach?

Tue May 21, 2002 4:55 am

What do you prefere? VOR or ILS approach?
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RE: VOR Or ILS Approach?

Tue May 21, 2002 6:32 am

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.
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RE: VOR Or ILS Approach?

Tue May 21, 2002 7:47 am

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.
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RE: VOR Or ILS Approach?

Tue May 21, 2002 10:13 am

My vote also goes for the ILS!

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RE: VOR Or ILS Approach?

Tue May 21, 2002 10:57 am

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.
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RE: VOR Or ILS Approach?

Tue May 21, 2002 11:49 am

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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