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    Re: Deviation plot
    From: John LeRoy
    Date: 2002 Feb 6, 09:28 +0000

    on 2/6/02 8:56 AM, Nigel_Gardner at Nigel_Gardner{at}COMPUSERVE.COM wrote:
    
    > Life was so much simpler in the good old days when heading was the
    > direction the vessel or a/c was pointing, Course was path through the air
    > or water and track was the path over the ground, Then people arrived with
    > half-baked ideas and all got screwed up.
    >
    > NG
    >
    Actually course was never path through the air, for instance. If you want to
    go from A to B, you would draw a line from A to B. That is your course. If
    there is a cross wind, your heading would be different from your course. If
    you were leaving contrails, the path through the air would be visible, but
    it would not have the same angle as your course. Unless there was no cross
    wind, ---- Of course ;)
    
    John LeRoy
    
    
    

       
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