National low-frequency radio navigation system (used in the
1930-1950 time period) replaced by an omnirange (VOR) system. It
consisted of four segmented quadrants broadcasting Morse Code "A"
(dot-dash) and "N" (dash-dot) signals in opposing quadrants so that
pilots could orient their position relative to a "beam"
broadcasting a steady tone, and a Morse Code station identifier.
Using a "build-and-fade" technique, a pilot could (ideally)
pinpoint his location by the strength or weakness of a signal.
The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of
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of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in
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"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has
addressed some of the immediate, top-level concerns raised by NBAA
and other general aviation groups about how the TSA's 'badging'
program would be implemented and what impact it might have on
security and safety....