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    Re: Loran and other alternatives to GPS
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2017 Nov 30, 05:05 +0000
    Except, now the FAA is busily decommissioning the VORTACs and most of the NDBs are gone already, There are no more NDB approaches in California. So, there goes the backup.

    gl



    From: John D. Howard <NoReply_Howard@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:05 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Loran and other alternatives to GPS

    Alan,
    I do not think all our eggs are in one basket.  The Russans have a system and so do the Western Europeans and I think that China has one also.  
    If some rouge nation or group sets off a atomic bomb we ALL have more problems than loss of satilite navigation.  I flew for over 40 years and aircraft always have a backup to GPS.  Radar vectoring, VOR, TACAN, looking out the window ---- Yes, we rely on GPS for a lot of things but is that the real important thing when someone sets off a nuke?
    John H.


       
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