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    Re: Looking for references on "aiming off"
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2010 Sep 10, 13:42 -0700

    Air Force Manual 51-40, 1973 page 16-7 says to aim off 10% of the distance flown since the last fix but not less than 60 NM.


    Air Navigation, AFM 51-40 (1973)



    Page 16-5


    Page 16-6


    Page 16-7


    gl


    On 9/10/2010 10:07 AM, Gary LaPook wrote:
     "Aim off" is also known as "single line of position landfall procedure" or simply "landfall procedure."

    gl

    On 9/10/2010 6:20 AM, mjans wrote:

    I'm a PhD student and am working on a paper quantifying when and by how much to aim off. Can anyone point me to any references on the subject? For instance from [NavList 10886]:
    "Noonan could be expected to have known this technique since he knew Weems and Chichester had popularized in 1931."

    How did they do that?

    Has anyone heard of off-aiming in maritime navigation, perhaps under a different name?

    Thank you very much.
    Tom Temple,
    Ph.D Candidate,
    Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    At the moment, my results are still preliminary but I would be happy to share them with anyone who is interested.

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