Saturday, September 27, 2008

How to use VORs

Below is a copy from Dan Dyer's website, he is a local flight instructor who saw a solution to a VERY common problem.

Finally a way to learn and really use VORs!
Teach yourself to read and interpret VORs at a glance!
Radically improve your ability to use VORs in the air!
A must for any private, commercial, or instrument pilot seeking VOR proficiency!

Dyer’s VORs-At-A-Glance flash cards are designed to show any pilot how to look at a VOR receiver and read it at a glance.  There's no time in the cockpit to spend slowly analyzing the CDI needle and To/From indicator!  You need to be able to read course, radial, and location information with just a quick glance at the VOR receiver!
Dyer’s VORs-At-A-Glance flash cards will teach you:
  • The difference between VOR courses and VOR radials
  • What the VOR does not show you
  • The best way to think about the course deviation indicator
  • Inbound vs. outbound course indications
  • How to instantly know your position relative to the VOR
  • Tricks for reading interception courses right off the VOR

After years of teaching student pilots about VORs, I finally realized that teaching them to interpret the VOR wasn't enough.  Pilots need to be able to look at a VOR and read the information off immediately.  It's just like when you first learned how to read.  There is a big difference between the ability to sound the words out and the ability to look at a work and just read it.  Pilots need to be able to "read" the VOR!
Flash cards are the perfect solution to this problem.  On the front of each quiz card is a question and a VOR display.  On the back of the card is the answer to the question, an explanation of the answer, a map-view showing the locations of the aircraft and the VOR, and visual guidance on how to see the answer more quickly on the VOR.  Flash cards are the perfect visual solution for a visual problem!
For a low price of $45, you can be on your way to become a master of VORs!
Here's what's included in Dyer's VORs-At-A-Glance flash cards:
  • Over 160 quiz cards in increasing levels of difficulty
  • In-depth guidance on how to answer each type of question
  • Tips and tricks that teach you new, faster ways to read and interpret VORs
  • 14 card sections ranging from basic VOR concepts to in-flight navigation challenges
  • Real-world questions with VOR displays to read and interpret
  • All answers are fully-diagrammed on the back to improve your spatial sense and your situational awareness
  • Practice one section at a time until you can read VORs at a glance!
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