Assuming you were tracking direct to the VOR
when you made this turn, the centered course needle will begin to fall behind the airplane.
When I thought I could handle it, I checked and found I was 40 degrees off-heading, so I started a slow turn back toward the VOR
You'll depart from Sanderson's Runway 23 following the obstacle departure procedure, which calls for a climbing left turn to intercept R-230 from the Seattle VOR
(SEA) inbound to the CARRO intersection.
An FDC Notam called for an initial climb on runway heading to 1400 feet, then a turn northeast in a long (as I recall, about 24-mile) trek on the 220-degree radial inbound toward the Braymer VOR
This means that you're actually 2.0 nm east of the VOR
, or in other words, nowhere close to the missed approach point.
According to the FAA, it used the following criteria to determine which VORs
would be retained as a part of its minimum operational network MON):
on death row show that MON support in the Western Service Area will remain strong with only about 15 VORs
to be discontinued, the least of any area in the U.S.
They can't get rid of the VORs
until they get rid of the airways and the approaches.
Regardless, don't surprised if some VOR
and NDB approaches you use go missing.
GPS locates fixes based on lat/long, but with VORs
we locate fixes with radials and distance.
There are many other concerns we may have with the FAA's eventual plans to retire VORs
, but reducing the number of airports served by an approach is not something the FAA should implement.
We learned 14 CFR [section] 91.171--the "VOR
Check" rule--during instrument ground school.