efohdee
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Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:03 pm

Would like one, what kind would it be? VOR, NDB, rotating beacon, outer marker, approach lighting system, etc? Do you live under a crossroads in the sky? There's a VOR/DME about 1/8 mile from my house, so it gets quite busy up there.  Smile
 
geoffm
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:37 pm

Mostly military airspace above me :-( although we do get buzzed by heavy props of some sort (don't know the aircraft). Nearest civilian traffic about 10 miles away to/from BRS airport.

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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:15 am

I live about 1/2 mile from a CLE navaid (I think. I'm not a pilot so I don't know how to check on such things). It's nothing more than a small white building and a radio antenna. Jets on approach to 6R and 6L fly right by my house. It's so nice to be able to spot from my backyard.
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LIPH
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:47 pm

Can anyone of yoyguys post some pics of any nav-aids ? Am very curious to see one...
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flymia
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:05 am

ILS for 26L at MIA Is very close to my house. I am sure there are some way points
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57AZ
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:21 am

No Navaids but I do have an airport in the backyard. The main runway-4500'x50' is less than five hundred feet from the guest house.
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:16 am

There's quite a bit of traffic, from Randolph AFB, flying into runway 14R. I get a good view of them from the backyard. And most the traffic from the North going to KSAT flies over our house.

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corey07850
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:21 am

I'll take an inner marker, but with planes buzzing directly over at 200', I might not be able to sleep too much  Smile
 
Christian
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:45 pm

I live between Tebby VOR and the outer marker for rwy 01L/R at ARN, so I see allmost every aircraft that arrives on the left base for rwy 01L/R. I can also see in the far distance aircraft on the right base for rwy 26, when they're passing Tebby VOR.

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bapilot2b
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:19 pm

I live near the untimate jetways crossroads in the uk... Pole Hill!
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L410Turbolet
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:12 am

Our house is in the approach path to now defunct military airport (LKHK) and not far from a test bomb range. MiG-21s blasting at low altitude was my wake-up call on many weekends in the 1980s.
There used to be some navigation facilty couple hundred meters from our house.


Can anyone of yoyguys post some pics of any nav-aids ? Am very curious to see one...

LIPH,
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:46 am

I can see a PAPI and REIL which are lights associated with a particular runway. An airport rotating beacon flashes green-white on the wall of my bedroom at night. I can see a VOR from the window behind me right now, but only with powerful binoculars.

I have a piece of the fresnel lens of one of the old lighted-airway beacons sitting on the shelf next to my desk.
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L410Turbolet
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RE: Do You Have A Navaid In Your Backyard?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:37 am

An airport rotating beacon flashes green-white on the wall of my bedroom at night.

Oh, how romantic...  Wink/being sarcastic

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