We are sad today, that’s fine however. Life goes on. Sick fucking world we live in…Many victims of sickness they refuse to accept. We hate that world and mourn the victims. We are raging against that world by exposing lies. Violence isn’t the answer, nor is finger pointing in response to those lies. Thinking is. So, let’s take a look at the mighty truth’s of the VOR.
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We will not bore you with an entire run down of how the VOR system works because we know, well your busy! So let’s get right into it!
Long before the days of GPS (Which is actually tower triangulation) aircraft had to fly all over the country using something called VOR’s.
VOR stands for “VHF Omni Directional Radio Range“. Lets look at what Wikipedia has to say about VOR:
VHF Omni Directional Radio Range (VOR) is a type of short-range radio navigation system for aircraft, enabling aircraft with a receiving unit to determine their position and stay on course by receiving radio signals transmitted by a network of fixed ground radio beacons. It uses frequencies in the very high frequency (VHF) band from 108 to 117.95 MHz. Developed in the United States beginning in 1937 and deployed by 1946, VOR is the standard air navigational system in the world, used by both commercial and general aviation. By 2000 there were about 3,000 VOR stations around the world including 1,033 in the US, reduced to 967 by 2013 with more stations being decommissioned with the widespread adoption of GPS SRC1 bottom of page.
So now we know, together! It’s interesting, however, what we see. It’s very important. Read the red words again! “Fixed ground” radio beacons. Fixed ground. That’s key but let’s get back to the VOR.
Here is the VOR indicator inside of an airplane:
A pilot, dials into the frequency of the radio beacon he/she chooses to fly towards. The pilot, once dialed into the correct frequency of the VOR he/she wants to intercept, simply steers his or her aircraft towards the VOR. This indicator (After OBS calibration), in short, literally points the way towards the VOR beacon itself.
Consider VOR’s to be fixed waypoints. These way points are placed all over the country to form a giant network of navigational aides to help pilots from point A to point B and or then C and so on.
When the pilot is dialed in and using the VOR indicator while flying, the TO or FR is indicated along with the flag. In this case, the aircraft is headed away from the VOR beacon. TO of course, being “Towards” the beacon itself.
So! Now we know what a VOR is. Why is this important and who cares?
Remember that whole “Fixed Ground” radio beacons? That’s the problem. Affixed to the GROUND sure, but the ground is moving, it’s not stationary and “Fixed” to an independent actor in the “Atmosphere”.
Back to our Earth sciences. The Earth is spinning at 1040 (At the equator) miles per hour from the West (270) to the East (090). From the left to the right. Let’s look at our compass:
Remember, the surface AND the atmosphere move at the same rate. Or so it’s told. Which is by far the most ridiculous idea on the FLAT Earth!
Let’s take our Cessna up for a lazy day of flying. We want to head to the West (270) .We dial into a VOR, 60 miles away flying at 80 knots or 92 mph headed West. We are ready to intercept the VOR traveling to the East, or towards us at 1040mph.
Well my pretties, we have a problem. We have that whole closure rate thing to deal with, yet again. Let’s get out our calculators:
The Surface of the Earth that the VOR is connected to is moving towards our aircraft at 1040 (Equator) miles per hour! So let’s combine our airspeed flying towards the VOR and the speed of the VOR headed towards our aircraft.
+92 = 1132 Miles PER HOUR of closure rate!
So, that’s a huge problem too. Why? Flying 60 miles directly towards our VOR, heading West with a closure rate of 1132 miles per hour between our plane and the VOR moving Eastbound, towards our plane, would take a stunning 3 minutes and 10 seconds!!!
That’s a very FAST flight.
This math, yet again proves the Earth is completely stationary!
Our aircraft, flying West towards a STATIONARY VOR, at 92 miles per hour for 60 miles (Excluding headwinds/tailwinds) would actually take about 39 minutes and 7 seconds, not 3 minutes!!!
Globe, debunked, yet again! WE LOOOOVE THIS!
There’s a handy calculator here that you can use to play this game and shatter the globe yourself, right here!!!! 😀 😀
(Just remember to account for the spin of Earth + your speed added together!)
Grab a soda, sit back and relax. You have earned it!! 😀
If you want to understand closure rates for yourself, check out this video here: