Accession Number : ADA117863

Title :   Flight Evaluation of LORAN-C in the State of Vermont.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 79-May 81,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Mackenzie,F D ; Lytle,C D

PDF Url : ADA117863

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The Transportation Systems Center, Langley Research Center, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Agency of Transportation, State of Vermont conducted a program sponsored by the Research and Special Programs Administration of the Department of Transportation to evaluate LORAN-C as a supplement to existing navigation aids for general aviation aircraft, particularly in mountainous regions of the United States and where VOR coverage is limited. This report highlights results obtained in completing 215 non-precision approaches and 104 flights. The flights, initiated in the summer months, extend through four seasons and practically all weather conditions typical of northeastern U.S. operations have been experienced.

Descriptors :   *LORAN, Vermont, Civil aviation, Airports, Approach, Tracks, Accuracy, Errors, Radio signals, Flight testing, Radio transmission

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE