A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Gary LaPook
Date: 2013 Mar 21, 22:49 -0700
|For a real life example of running fixes see:|
which illustrates four running fixes plotted by Fred Noonan in 1937 while navigating Earhart's plane across the South Atlantic. I have added error bands to each of his LOPs starting with +/- 7 NM and growing at the rate of 13 knots, 10% of the distance traveled each hour. Noonan advanced his 1341 sunline and his last plotted running fix is at 1800 Z by which time the band of uncertainty in the advanced 1341 Z LOP had increased to +/- 63 NM.
--- On Thu, 3/21/13, David Fleming <d.l.fleming.1---.com> wrote: