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What is the difference between VOR(D), VOR(V) and VOR(S) seen in the table?

What is the difference between VOR(D), VOR(V) and VOR(S) seen in the table? What do the letters D, V and S stand for or represent?
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How to track a flight that I am flying in using the GPS antenna in my mobile phone (without internet)?

I am in India. I booked my first flight ticket a few weeks ago and am very interested in identifying locations as well as geographical and human structures that I will see. I have downloaded many GB's ...
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Are there airport identifiers assigned to heliports?

FAA databases list multiple Official Facility Names with a given Associated City Name, for example: CITY: Fort Lauderdale FACILITY NAMES: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL); BSO Public ...
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How does the FAA determine which format of location identifier to assign to an airport?

In the U.S., FAA location identifiers are assigned to registered aerodromes. However, these can have different formats: 3 Letters (e.g. ORD) 1 Number and 2 Letters (e.g. 1AD) 2 Numbers and 1 Letter (...
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