National Association of State Aviation Officials

Paul E. Burket

Abstract: State aviation and transportation agencies throughout the nation have become increasingly interested in the use of Loran-C for aviation since the late 1970's when its use in aircraft began to be widely recognized. The ease of use, degree of accuracy and relatively low cost of aircraft receivers led to a virtual "explosion" of popularity with the general aviation community in 1982-83. Demonstration of the capabilities of Loran in providing reliable, accurate guidance for instrument approaches in the 1979-31 Vermont Project brought the realization of a tremendous potential for increased access and utilization of the state and national systems of public airports. A strong partnership between the FAA and NASAO, coupled with active participation by the USCG, receiver manufacturers and users has considerably accelerated the implementation of Loran approaches and refinement of equipment specifications and certification procedures over the last two years. This interest and activity has also resulted in existence of a current program to close the mid-continent gap and provide nationwide monitor coverage.
Published in: Proceedings of the 1988 National Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation
January 26 - 29, 1988
Santa Barbara, CA
Pages: 1 - 13
Cite this article: Burket, Paul E., "National Association of State Aviation Officials," Proceedings of the 1988 National Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, Santa Barbara, CA, January 1988, pp. 1-13.
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