I'd like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

aloft

New Member
I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

What's left of the Fillmore, CA VORTAC (FIM). This is apparently a big deal as FIM was one of those gateway navaids for virtually all jet arrivals into the southern California region from the north.

 

kellwolf

Piece of Trash
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

Delta 1234, cleared direct to the smoking heap of rubble....
 

E_Dawg

Moderator
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

There goes the VOR approach into CMA for breakfast
 

triplec76

Well-Known Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

Now THAT is a cool find! Any story on how that happened?
 

EatSleepFly

Well-Known Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

Well, judging by the rest of the smoldering landscape in the picture, I would venture to guess it was a result of the recent fires.
 

triplec76

Well-Known Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

ehhh, yeah...my bad. Not paying much attention there.
 

tonyw

Well-Known Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

So, my question is, since so many planes are now equipped with GPS, could they still direct you to that VOR if you have GPS? After all, the GPS knows the coordinates of the VOR, whether it's transmitting or not.
 

FL270

New Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

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So, my question is, since so many planes are now equipped with GPS, could they still direct you to that VOR if you have GPS? After all, the GPS knows the coordinates of the VOR, whether it's transmitting or not.

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Absolutely. GPS uses lat/long exclusively for navigation. One of the great things about GPS is that navaid outages are not a big deal. We navigate direct to intersections all the time, and they don't transmit anything ... they're just an imaginary point in space.

FL270
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

Actually the VOR outage might affect AHRS or IRU aircraft. AHRS and IRU aircraft in most aircraft use DME to triangulate their lat/long and then update the computer for drift.
 

sigmanu499

New Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

It just so happens that I work in Ops at CMA, so pilots are asking me about it all the time. I think I will try to print that pic. The thing is that they are still giving the standard dep to every one "RT 275 radar vectors FIM....". What I want to know is how the hell to they expect you to find it, if you loose a radio in IMC? I think it would have been the simi or piru fires that killed FIM.
 

sigmanu499

New Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

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Actually the VOR outage might affect AHRS or IRU aircraft. AHRS and IRU aircraft in most aircraft use DME to triangulate their lat/long and then update the computer for drift.


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this might be a stupid question but what are AHRS and IRU?
 

JHines

New Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

Attitude Heading Reference System

Inertial Reference Unit
 

Mavmb

Well-Known Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

Good thing Rod Machado wasn't living inside that VOR.
 

mastermags

Well-Known Member *giggity*
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

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Good thing Rod Machado wasn't living inside that VOR.

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What??
 

triplec76

Well-Known Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

I didnt understand his statement either, but kind of chuckled at it for some weird reason.
 

stultus

New Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

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This is apparently a big deal as FIM was one of those gateway navaids for virtually all jet arrivals into the southern California region from the north.


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Not to mention that I use it all the time
C'est la vie.
 

E_Dawg

Moderator
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

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Good thing Rod Machado wasn't living inside that VOR.

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What??

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...I think it was a joke
 

Mavmb

Well-Known Member
Re: I\'d like my VORTAC extra crispy, please

If you read enough Rod Machado books, you'll find he jokes about living inside the Van Nyes Vor, or whatever the name of that VOR is by Van Nyes.
 
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