A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Greg Rudzinski
Date: 2017 Dec 1, 20:51 -0800
You have shown the long way. By comparing the longitude differences you will see that going over the Pacific is the shorter route. 114° 10' vs. 245° 50'. The initial course from Boston to Wellington is 247.8° at a distance of 7933 NM by Tamaya NC-77.