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I know that the regs are ambiguous on the subject, but does anyone have a good argument as to why or why not you can do a dual VOR check on the ground if the VOR signal is good?

For my particular situation, I'm at KRDM which is about six miles from the DSD vortac. There is a clear line of sight to the station, but the airport is a couple hundred feet lower than the VOR. Seems to me that a dual ground check would be fine since no flags are visible and the station can be identified, but I'm not sure.

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  • $\begingroup$ There are lots of airports with a VOR on the field that have designated VOR checkpoints. I don’t see why checking dual VORs with a good signal would be a problem. $\endgroup$ – JScarry Feb 19 at 4:10
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As long as the signal strength is solid, and you have a known location, with no outstanding navigational NOTAMS associated with it, there is no reason you cannot.

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