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    Re: Polar Grid AirNav and Oceanic AirNav
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2017 Dec 29, 08:38 -0800


    I really enjoyed your post - brought back a lot of memories.  I flew in the early seventies without INS and rember grid very well.  Going from Alaska to Norway using a funny looking map then flying the approach where the mag compass said east but the gyro ( controlled by the nav ) said south.  All the Navs had to log a grid leg every month and usually did so between Hawaii and Guam.  Flying a heading of 125 d was weird.

    For anyone intrested in the subject there are two books that I recommend.  The first is " Polar Air Navigation - A Record " By Greenaway and Gates.  The other is two volumns " Nadir to Zenith " by Hockney and Gates.  It is a collection of stories by Canadian Military Navigators.

    Just remember, there IS life after flying.  I have been retired ten years ( forced out at 60 )

    John H.

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