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    Re: Pilots and Mariners
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Feb 7, 17:02 -0500

    Well, if a boat tries to follow the Manana radio beacon from Halifax, NS, he 
    will have a real problem getting through Cape Sable. An
    airplane wouldn't have any problem.  :-)
    
    On Thu, 7 Feb 2002 16:42:24 -0500, Chuck Griffiths wrote:
    
    > The funny thing is, they generally follow radio navigation devices that
    >guide airplanes over great circle courses. Good marine navigators, of course,
    >know that a radio bearing to a distant non-directional radio beacon is the
    >initial bearing of the great circle track to that aid, and plot it accordingly.
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    
    "Religious wisdom is to wisdom as military music is to music."
    
    "What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"  --  W. C Fields
    
    
    

       
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