Plenty of airports with VORs. If you can make it to you alternate with your second means of navigation, you are good. Read here: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... 2-3388.htm
Talks about interpretation of 605.18.
It does - thanks for the point out. It says you need to plan pretty carefully if you're flying around with minimum equipment.
As mentioned, the OP would be good to fly IFR if he can use a VOR-only approach, if his GPS packs up. Thinking about it as far as I can tell the only one likely to be in range is Wiarton, 80 odd NM from London. Lindsay and Owen Sound are both VOR/DME. And, both the Wiarton and Simcoe VORs are slated for withdrawal not many years hence. Pearson greedily has two VORs on the field but not one VOR approach. How selfish.
So perhaps the OP can make it work for a flight from Toronto to London. In general, and in the not too distant future - it won't wash.
Big Pistons Forever wrote:
I am continually amazed that the implied subtext of so many of these arguments is that the GPS is just looking for an excuse to fail but the might ADF is the infallible tool that will always save you.
Relax. Nobody here believes or implies that. It's just a discussion about what equipment satisfies the fairly arbitrary rules. Heck - if you don't like those rules, get them changed.