Automatic Direction Finder (ADF) Equipment

September, 16, 2021 by

Automatic direction finding (ADF) is an electronic aid to navigation that identifies the relative bearing of an aircraft from a radio beacon transmitting in the MF or LF bandwidth.

In Infinite Flight it can be used to tune to Non-directional beacons (NDB) and can be found in the NAV/Avionics menu. You’d tune the same way you would tune to a VOR station.

ADF equipment determines the direction or bearing to the NDB station relative to the aircraft by using a combination of directional and non-directional antennae to sense the direction in which the combined signal is strongest.

References: SKYbrary

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More