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Radar Service

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Assume radar is out of service, how would you fly? 

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  1. Russ Roslewski on Dec 08, 2017

    We need more detail on your question. Are you asking the procedures for departing from a Class C/B airport when the radar is out? Are you asking how to get “flight following” radar service if the radar’s out? Or maybe what you can expect on an IFR flight? Asking about compulsory reporting points or fix/time estimates?

    Or are you talking about weather radar? Like how to plan a flight if NEXRAD isn’t available?

    Please give us some more detail and we’ll try to help.

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  2. KDS on Dec 08, 2017

    This probably wasn’t your question, but I can tell you this. There would be very few pilots who would know how to make a position report in a non-radar environment.

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  3. david4790 on Dec 11, 2017

    The scenario question is I am on an ifr flight getting radar vector and lost radar service now what should I do?

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  4. KDS on Dec 12, 2017

    If you are being vectored on an IFR clearance and radar contact is lost, the controller will tell you what to do next.

    If communication (radio contact) is lost, then FAR 91.185 describes what to do.

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  5. david4790 on Jan 07, 2018

    KDS
    If im not in radar vector but im in ifr flight plan and radar contact lost what should I do?
    I know we have to make position report in compulsory reporting point anything else we should do?

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