Can anyone give me some experiences with the use of VORs during Private Pilot Checkrides? I own a 1/3 share in a 150f that has an Inop VOR unit. Plenty of people at my club have weighed in on whether I will need to get it fixed or not to do my checkride, but most of them got their licenses about 40 years ago, so they may be a bit out of date. So in terms of training, do you think I will need to: 1 - get it fixed 2 - get a handheld with a VOR receiver and be allowed to use that for the checkride 3 - neither because the VOR system is slowly going away and I will be using FlyQ and GPS regardless in the future My instructor is also older and does not know if the examiner will want to use it or not, so that is not much help right now. He has an IFR Cessna Cardinal that I can use to get some hours operating the VOR system, but I was thinking that having a handheld back up radio is not a bad thing since my old 150 only has one radio.