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    Re: Gyroscope vs. Fluxgate compass
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2002 Feb 5, 14:13 -0800

    It has been a LONG while, but when I worked for Flying Tigers, they flew 747-
    200. The magnetic compass was in the cockpit center overhead just behind the
    Flight Engineer's seat. The Pilot/2nd Officer viewed it with a mirror on the
    glareshield.
    
    We carried 3 INS units for over water navigation.
    
    On 5 Feb 2002, at 12:11, Brian Whatcott wrote:
    
    
    >
    > If I'm not mistaken, the 747 carries a magnetic compass like any other
    > passenger carrying airplane on the American register.
    > It's found at front center of the windshield.
    > Just in case the traditional navigation system needs to take over?
    
    
    Dan Hogan WA6PBY
    C27 "Gacha"
    dhhogan1---.net
    Nav-L Page: http://www.wa6pby.com
    
    
    

       
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