A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Paul Saffo
Date: 2015 Feb 15, 06:37 -0800
Anyone who was a student in Francis Wright's Navigation class at Harvard (Astro 99 when I took it) will never, ever forget her motto, "constant vigilance," drummed into our heads in every session. In this instance, her favorite example of this phenomenon would be the Honda disaster, caused by an over-confidence on ded reckoning plus confirmation bias causing a misread of a radio bearing.