Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Greenwich date and time?
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2017 May 9, 09:29 -0700

     Mike,

    You asked on advice on the best practice.  I would recomend you have the watch you use set to GMT and use only that time.  The date and time for cel-nav is zulu so you can not go wrong.

    I flew cargo planes all over the world and we only used zulu.  When I would land one of the first questions was " what time is it? ".  Never been a salior, but it seems to me that the deck time was local zone time, but for the use of the crew;  when to eat lunch, when the six bells would ring, when to go to bed, etc.  The master clock ( cronometer ) was showing zulu.

    In this day and age to have a quartz watch set on zulu, date and time, would not be hard and if needed, wear a watch on local time.

    Hope this helps.

    John H.

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site