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Of what use, if any, is a military TACAN station to civil aviation?
  • A
    It is of no use to civil aviation
  • B
    It can provide a magnetic bearing
  • C
    It can provide a DME distance and magnetic bearing
  • D
    It can provide DME range.
Learning Objective 062.02.04.01.08: State that military UHF tactical air navigation aid (TACAN) stations may be used for DME information.
TACANs are military radio aids that can be used by military aircraft with the correct receiver fitted. They can give distance and radial information, similar to a VOR/DME installation can. Civilian aircraft are limited, and can use the distance function the same as using a DME, but cannot receive the radial information.

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