Marconi VOR radio-navigation beacon, type AD 503,

Made:
1960

Marconi VOR radio-navigation beacon, type AD 503. Installed at Seaford Head near Brighton in 1960.

V.O.R means 'very-high-frequency omni-directional radio-range.' The beacon transmits a pattern of radio signals which are recieved by the aircraft, and a compass dial on the instrument panel shows the bearing of the aircraft from the beacon. When a pilot flies the aircraft to hold a particular bearing, he is following the airway from one beacon to the next.

This beacon was installed at Seaford Head near Brighton in 1960.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1987-848/1
type:
navigation beacon
credit:
Civil Aviation Authority

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