July 2, 2010

Sky Watch Friday : Season 4 - Episode 51 : VOR of NAIA

VHF Omnidirectional Range

Flights maybe still affected to and from Manila (Philippines) from time to time due to the failure of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)'s VHF Omnidirectional Range(VOR) Radar.

on the news, its been days ago that the said radar had malfunction due to its age and lifespan. technicians manage to keep it running for some days by using some parts of other airports' VOR but this is just a first aid to a serious ailment.

Pilots said in the news that VOR helps them to do safe landings and take-offs at nights or at low visibility or weather disturbance because it gives them navigational data to prevent collision to nearby airplanes and/or airport buildings and facilities. thus, if this radar failed, all flights at night or cloudy day will be cancelled and be directed to the nearest airport like Clark international Airport or in Subic-Cubi International Airport.

i just hope that this radar be replace by a new one. not only the nation's economy and tourism is at stake but also the safety of the passengers and cargoes.

Have a great day of watching the skies to all of us :D

Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A580 in
Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines
last 08th of January 2010


EG Wow said...

Oh my goodness! I hope the VOR is fixed FAST! Sounds very serious to me.

J Bar said...

It does sound serious.

AL said...

Yes it was really serious, and I've heard about and I don't want to comment about it LOL!
Anyway that was a cool photo of the sky!

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