What is the use of them when one could accurately navigate anywhere by simply using fixes? I’ve read up on many tutorials but none have described what makes VOR useful
Without VORs there would be no fixes.
GPS navigation is a rather new technology. VORs were there long before and have safely guided aircrafts through the skies for decades. Search for “VOR aviation” on Google and you should find some interesting stories from the earlier days of aviation!
Navigation systems are evolving.
Flying VOR to VOR is just good for GA. Everyone here should try it sometime. It’s such a fun.
In the real world every airplane isn’t equipped with the necessary avionics equipment to allow them to navigate using GPS which is what the fixes are for. In short VOR is one of many old school ways of navigating but its still used today. Google it and learn.
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