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I am still having problems with VOR navigation . I am trying to do some short trips. I can find the airports I want and use an online flight map get the compass settings. I can usually find nearby V OR,stations to set my machine.

 

If fly ottawa CYOW to Cornwall CYCC the only vor station I can see is IinMassena. If I use this how to I get my radial to grt Cornwall . I know ottawa to Cornwall is 119 degrees .

 

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There is no suitable VORs there I would use to fly that route. Anyway, what's the point of flying VOR navigation like that? 

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i'd put in ottawa vor 114.60 radial 124 to cycc and after t/o cyow intercept that radial asap.

 

Then put in massena 114.10 in nav 2 on 226 degrees. when they intercept eachother you're there ;)

 

But as said, learning vor nav works better on a different, longer route.

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I would suggest you to fly non rnav SID/STAR and to practice holdings. That would give you much better practice than that VOR routes.

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I would but just trying to learn the basics on short flight with vor as it is confiding me

Confusing me

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If fly ottawa CYOW to Cornwall CYCC the only vor station I can see is IinMassena. If I use this how to I get my radial to grt Cornwall . I know ottawa to Cornwall is 119 degrees .


Using skyvector YOW CYCC I would also do as the sparkie66 suggested... use the Ottawa VOR for VOR1 and set the OBS to 124°

Except...

When using the Massena VOR for VOR2, I would set that OBS to 46° -- use it as a Radial i.e. with a FROM indication. (explained in a moment)

Depart CYOW and fly a heading of 80°.  This puts you on roughly a 45° intercept for the YOW 124° Radial.  With a FROM indication, the needle will be on the left... as it centers up, intercept the course.

Now... you can dial in say, 320° in VOR2.  MSS is on the right side of the course... so if you dial in 320° the needle should be on the right, meaning you have not crossed that radial yet (this with a FROM indication).  As it centers up, you can set to 330°, it should be on the right... as it centers up, you know you are intersecting that radial.

Reason I suggest this... It is fairly easy to see where the 0° radial of MSS intersects your course.  If you switch over to the "World Lo" while at skyvector, you can see that the YOW 124° Radial & the intersection of the MSS 0° Radial is very close to ADVIK waypoint... and ADVIK just 9nm from CYCC (according to skyvector).

So resetting the VOR2 OBS every 10° (or whatever you wish) early on allows you to track your progress along the route.

ADVIK > MSS 04° Radial -- 9nm from CYCC
ARVIE > MSS 34° Radial -- 2.6nm from CYCC
CYCC  > MSS 46° Radial

Here's another good link to help understand the VOR
http://www.luizmonteiro.com/learning_vor_sim.aspx

 

-Rob

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