Flight 8 - VOR Navigation

  • Develop proficiency in VOR orientation, radial interception and tracking.
  • Introduce intercept and tracking a DME arc.
  • Increase proficiency in attitude instrument flying by performing the review maneuvers.
Learning Objectives
Preflight Discussion
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain VOR Station Identification
Explain VOR Service Volumes
Explain VOR Indicators (Traditional, HSI, RMI)
Explain VOR Equipment Check Procedures
Explain DME Arc Intercepting and Tracking
Perform Preflight Risk Assessment
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Practice Full-Panel: VOR Equipment Check
Practice Full-Panel: VOR Orientation
Practice Full-Panel: VOR Radial Interception and Tracking
Explain Full-Panel: DME Arc Intercepting and Tracking
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Partial-Panel: Maneuvering during Slow Flight
Perform Partial-Panel: Power-Off Stalls
Perform Partial-Panel: Power-On Stalls
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique maneuvers/procedures and SRM
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • Demonstrate understanding of VOR equipment checks, orientation, radial interception and tracking.
  • Demonstrate understanding of DME arc intercepting and tracking
  • During full-panel and partial-panel instrument references, maintain positive aircraft control with altitude ±100 feet, heading ±10° degrees, airspeed ±15 knots, and desired climb and descent rates of ±100 feet per minute.