Author Topic: ADF?? HELP PLEASE!!  (Read 63353 times)

Offline lancer84

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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2009, 03:35:54 AM »
Dude all i can tell you about ADF is that dont bother wasting ur time trying to understand how to fly one. First of all, they only thing there good for is taking u to the station, doing an ADF/NDB app. these things aren't exactly accurate. Further more, this technology is well for the better lack of word, Old Technology. I agree  with the other guy, start learning  about GPS, its hear and its the future. I'm a pilot and I never once flown an ndb approach or adf. it helps if ur lost, thats about it but if you get lost with gps, well then somethings wrong. but seriously don't waste ur time on adfs and ndbs bro. Good luck on ur career. And one more thing, if you fly FSX, try going through the learning center, its a pretty good setup FSX has. Not sure if they even get into ADFS but they have some pretty cool training aids for the student pilot. Best of luck.

Offline american2492

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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2009, 06:29:57 PM »
For FSX it all depends what aircraft you are flying.

If you are flying the bigger jets/commercial aircraft your best navigational aid will the be VOR Localizer switch. When activated your airplane will fly on autopilot and follow whatever course you picked out using the Flight Planner. Of course this is all done through GPS, however you can still pick up NDBs by tuning your NAV com and setting it to link up with the ADF/

Offline captray

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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2009, 03:47:57 AM »
Just as an FYI. I listened to the entire Super Bowl while crossing the Atlantic in February. That's another thing the ADF is good for.