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From: Gary LaPook
Date: 2017 Dec 2, 00:12 +0000
Your 215 computation is wrong.
From: Bruce J. Pennino <NoReply_Pennino@fer3.com>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 2:24 PM
Subject: [NavList] Great Circle Initial Course Boston to Wellington?
A New Zealand friend and I were just talking about a direct flight; distance and initial course from Boston. I easily calculated the distance using cosine D (distance) equation from navigator's triangle and course using Cos A equation,etc. The distance is about 7,940 NM checked on-line and Cos A equation indicated Z about 215 degr. True. I looked at a globe and seems to make sense. But I wanted to check it with H.O. 208 Dreisonstok. Distance confirmed at about 7,920 ,NM, but initial course Z = 250 degrees? Can't find a math error in either calc. Initial great circle course is ???
thank you and best regards.