You were lucky this time. Not long afterward, you recognized your error and maintained altitude until over the VOR, at which point you exercized the published missed approach. Others have not been so fortunate. Aviation history is filled with tragedies that could have been avoided had pilots positively identified NAVAIDs and other facilities. This includes both the confusing of one NAVAID with another as well as failure to recognize that a given NAVAID was out of service.
in the soup about to fly a challenging approach into an airport
in mountainous territory. Turbulence is making it hard to maintain
level flight attitude, much less review the approach plate information.
Things are so bumpy you have to spend extra time setting the communications
and navigation frequencies as your hands keep getting rattled.
You persevere and tune in the ILS frequency. As you fly over the
outer marker, the familiar beep-beep-beep goes of on your avionics
panel--but strangely, there is no glideslope. You're a bit behind
the airplane now, and you realize you forgot to positively identify
the ILS using its morse code identifier. It's way too bumpy and
you're way too busy to read those tiny morse code letters on your
approach plate. You set your communications panel to hear NAV1
and hear a stream of dits and dahs. "Hmm, the ILS must be
working--I wonder what's wrong." As it turns out, in your
haste you misread the approach plate and inadvertently tuned the
frequency of a VOR located on the field with the OBS set to the
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what a retired USAF fighter pilot and ZDNet reviewer had
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is a great home solution for private pilots or aspiring professionals
who want to hone their Morse code skills used to identify
VORTACs, localizers, and marker beacons.
Sure, you could copy down the dots and dashes during pre-flight
planning, then try to find your notes while maintaining
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