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VOR Needed?

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Is a functioning VOR required to pass the practical test for the PPL.  



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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Oct 20, 2014

    You don’t necessarily need a VOR, but you do need to demonstrate the following:

    1. Exhibits satisfactory knowledge of the elements related to navigation systems and radar services.
    2. Demonstrates the ability to use an airborne electronic navigation system.
    3. Locates the airplane’s position using the navigation system.
    4. Intercepts and tracks a given course, radial, or bearing, as appropriate.
    5. Recognizes and describes the indication of station passage, if appropriate.
    6. Recognizes signal loss and takes appropriate action.

    This could certainly be done using a GPS or ADF (if you can still find an airplane equipped with one).

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  2. Russ Roslewski on Oct 20, 2014

    And as with any other “unusual” situation, it would be best to discuss it with the DPE prior to the checkride, so there are no surprises. For either of you!

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