A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2022 Jan 16, 12:05 -0800
Brian Walton you wrote: Then a big bird flew over. I had flown B747-400s for 8 years, and could see this one was the shortened extra-long-range version operated by the Springboks. Sure enough, on my conical chart, the GC from Joburg to São Paulo went straight through my cocked hat...
Heard on the flight deck of the 747:
First Officer: The inertial’s gone crazy and the GPS’s unlocked. What are we going to do?
Captain: Don’t worry. That’s Walton down there; we must still be bang on track.