Lost connection, MON it is

June, 9, 2019 by

As technology advanced, the old had to make way for the new, GPS. With operators using primarily the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System, i.e. GPS) to navigate, VORs have become less of a necessity. A large number of VOR stations are scheduled to be decommissioned. However, the FAA is retaining a limited network of VORs, called the Minimum Operational Network (MON). The MON will enable aircraft to navigate through the affected area or to a safe landing at a MON airport without reliance on GNSS.

Sometimes the best technology is the most reliable, when in a dire situation.

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