FlightAware Discussions

VOR Database


From where does FlightAware get its VOR info (lat,long,ID,etc.)?


We use a database of navigation fixes published by the FAA.


Is that database publicly accessible?

If so, do you have an address?



Is there any reason why you use the lat/long instead of the VOR name? It makes tracking the flights difficult when the FPL route info works by the VOR names and not lat/long.

With the exception of the Pacific and Atlantic oceanic lat/long fixed, I reckon that they are completely useless to everyone else.


I think it’s distributed on CD/DVD from the NFDC.


I’m working on an app and I need to be able to locate the VORs using the lat/long.


See if this helps.

ourairports.com/navaids/DEN/ … OR-DME_US/


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