19.4 brought some great things, one of those things is the ability to tun into a VOR Frequency.
Now, you’re probably wondering what a VOR is.
VOR: Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range is a type of short-range radio navigation system for aircraft, enabling aircraft with a receiving unit to determine its position and stay on course by receiving radio signals transmitted by a network of fixed ground radio beacons.
What does a VOR Look like?
On Aeronautical charts, they will most likely look like this:
In Infinite Flight, they look like this:
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can begin.
First off, you’re going to need an Airport Chart with a VOR Approach. I like to get mine from here, but keep in mind that this website does not have good coverage of US airports. To use this, simply swap out the ICAO in the link to your desired airport’s ICAO.
For this example, I will be using the DORIA 11A Approach at ZUUU.
What does all of this mean?
Heres a Diagram:
Red: ‘D41.0’ - This is the distance in NM from your VOR, which I will explain next.
Orange: ‘CTU’ - The VOR I am tuned into.
Purple: The Co-ordinates of this point, not important
Blue: Heading you to reach the next point.
Now that you understand the terinology, lets move onto how to actually fly the approach.
From this, we can see that DOREX is a navaid, which means you can set it into your FLP.
Once you reach this point, you want read this:
From DOREX, fly heading 180 until you are D41.0 NM from CTU, once at D41.0 CTU, you want to turn left heading 215 until you are 30NM from CTU, while at the same time, you should make sure that you are near 8860 Feet, once here, continue using your chart to fly the approach.
But how do I know when I am D41 from CTU?
Well, if you have tuned into the VOR correctly, you should have a HUD like this:
If you look at the bottom, just above ‘Visibility’
You will see ‘BRG1 NAV1 CTU’
Below that there should be a distance, that is your D
How to tune into a VOR:
This short video I have made will guide you through on how to tune into a VOR.
Hope this helps!