VOR NDB Simulator™
is a VOR navigation simulator that
enables you to practice real-time VOR and NDB navigation on your
Practicing navigation is simple and effortless!
While The Navigation CD-ROM™
teaches the theory behind navigation, VOR NDB Simulator™ enables
you to practice real-time VOR and NDB navigation on your computer! You
don't have to worry about altitude control, radio communications,
airspace, traffic, or other major tasks, as you would in real flight.
Aircraft are expensive to operate, and they make poor classrooms. With
VOR NDB Simulator, you're able to learn navigation techniques on your
computer, in an inexpensive and non-distracting environment.
It's got everything you need to visualize navigation!
The screen consists of several components: 1) an airplane flying across
the screen, 2) VOR's and NDB's, 3) navigation and flight instruments,
and 4) controls that enable you to specify aircraft direction, airspeed,
wind component, and other options.
Develop the skills you need at your own pace!
Your objective is to set the navigation instruments accordingly, and
then turn the aircraft as needed to intercept and track VOR radials and
NDB bearings. You can practice position-finding, interception, and
tracking skills. Instrument pilots can also practice advanced skills
such as DME arcs and holding. Best of all, you can create custom
navigation scenarios by dragging the VOR's, NDB's, and airplane around
the screen wherever you wish. It's all point-and-click!
On-screen instructions are fully-voice-narrated
There's only one Simulator Module—you can choose any array of
instruments to use, from the Instrument Manager
The Instrument Manager lets you select flight and nav instruments in an
array of combinations (including Directional Gyro, Course Deviation
Indicators, Automatic Direction Finder, Horizontal Situation Indicator,
and Radio Magnetic Indicator)
Instruments are draggable, allowing you to arrange them as they exist on
your aircraft’s instrument panel
VOR and NDB navigation can be performed simultaneously on the same
“Random” buttons generate random aircraft heading, navaid positions,
aircraft position, and wind speed and direction
Aircraft can be turned continuously at standard rate (3° per second) and
slower with either the keyboard or mouse
ADF interference causes the ADF or RMI needle to vary its indications,
making navigation more difficult
“Show/Hide” buttons allow you to hide and show the aircraft, course
lines, path flown, and heading vectors
The instruments and map area can be printed by the default printer
configured on your computer
Grid lines on the map area represent square miles
ADF instrument allows fixed-card and rotatable-card methods of use
Precision movement of the course needle on the Course Deviation
Indicators and Horizontal Situation Indicator allows greater navigation
Compass rose symbol on VOR navaids now remains stationary when the
course is changed