September 07, 2007
Where's That VOR?
I saw it in the distance as I drove past it out in the Californian outback a dozen times in the decade before I learned to fly; even then I knew what a VOR was and how it worked (just not how to use one when it mattered). Such a nerd. I went out of my way to take a couple of photos of it back then, it seemed so unreal in context. It's still there, of course, and this image is from the same trip earlier this year that included the mystery town with both a Clown Motel and a Missile Test Firing Range (cool my sort of town!)
A year's free YAFB subscription to the first reader in email or here who can identify which VOR it is, preferably because they've also seen it from the ground (or air) and / or can recognise the landscape (this should be easy ).
I've flow over both, but once was at night and the other was is moderate to severe turbulence, so I didn't actually see them from the air. I'm using Google Earth to inform my guesses and I hope that doesn't disqualify me.