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Old 09-07-2014, 07:20 AM   #32  
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Originally Posted by lstorm2003 View Post
NAV NDB OTS

It is the policy of the faa to decommission them as this inevitably happens to the rest of them. They are too expensive to fix. I guess enjoy them for the next few years?
Certain ones will not be repaired as they go out of service due to a variety of reasons. Some will be hanging around for awhile still. Eventually they will be phased out all together.

As for an airport with ONLY an NDB approach; sometimes it is allowed to use GPS 'in lieu of' certain navigational facilities. Here is an example where the LOM is OTS but a GPS waypoint could be used 'in lieu of':

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!ICT 04/405 IDP NAV ILS RWY 35 JEFFE LOM OUT OF SERVICE 1404282013-PERM
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!FDC 4/8367 IDP IAP INDEPENDENCE MUNI, INDEPENDENCE, KS. ILS OR LOC RWY 35, AMDT 1B... S-LOC 35: DME REQUIRED EXCEPT FOR AIRCRAFT EQUIPPED WITH SUITABLE RNAV SYSTEM WITH GPS, JEFFE (ID) LOM OTS. 1404251249-1504241249EST
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