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    Re: The Sun does not stop for anyone
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2016 Dec 27, 06:53 -0800

     Gary,

    I was in the US Air Force for 20 years and then flew for several US airlines fo another 20 years.  I have flow over and navigated across Every ocean on earth and have flown to and landed onto Every continent on earth.  I have never used a Mercator chart.

    Take your own test and make a small area plotting chart using a Lambert conical projection and see how it compares to your Mercator chart.  Better yet take a piece of graph paper and use each line as one nauitical mile.  Draw a horzonital line across the middle of the paper and call it 34 degrees north.  Would you call that piece of graph paper a Mercator map ?  Would you call it Lambert ?

    Not trying to be a wise a** but I think for small scale plotting sheets the main thing should be conformal.  If I draw a line from my AP say 5 NM long that line on my plotting sheet should be the same length in any direction ( any azimuth ).

    I agree that your Mercator plotting chart and Frank's plotting chart would be, for all practical reasons the same.  But that begs the question:  why would anyone go to all the trouble of using mecatorial parts to make a Mecator chart?

    John H.

       
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