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Features June 2016 Issue

Reverse Sensing

Reverse Sensing

Some say “reverse sensing” is bunkum. Nonetheless, it’s a term we commonly use. So, what exactly is “reversed” and what’s the right way to setup and use our VH F navigation?

Some of you are already yawning, thinking to yourselves, “With GPS and moving maps, who needs VHF nav anyway?” To an extent, that’s a valid argument, especially regarding VORs. But, there are still a lot of localizer and localizer back course approaches out there, and you may have to fly one. You shouldn’t entirely dismiss VHF navigation just yet.

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