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Removal of navaids at Fairoaks, EGTF.

Old 4th Mar 2020, 17:28
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Originally Posted by Not Long Now View Post
"OCK VOR/DME is only a short distance away anyway." but for how long? The aim is to 'rationalise' the DVORs in the UK, and many, including OCK, are well on the way to full removal from any AIP dependency.
I suppose avoiding the new, immediately adjacent Farnborough airspace would be far too easy if folk actually had working navaids in the area. It's much more sporting without them.

Maybe it's just a job creation scheme for the CAA enforcement branch...
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 20:20
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Originally Posted by jmmoric View Post

Could be either a reason to keep the "old stuff", as well as a reason to scrap it?
Mitigation will no be by keeping NDBs and VORs, but rather via multimode receivers , (i.e. Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou etc..) .
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 12:53
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According to my sources, the NDB/DME was getting very unreliable having been installed over 30 years ago and they were increasingly expensive to maintain, so a survey of local pilots was carried out and it was found very few pilots actually used them so the decision was taken to withdraw them.
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