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    US Air Force Air Navigation Manuals
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2003 Jun 11, 15:14 -0700

    The following document in 3 very large Adobe Acrobat PDF files is
    available online:
    
         Air Navigation
         15 March 1983
         Reprinted 1 Dec 1989 with Changes 1 and 2 included
         Departments of the [US] Air Force and the Navy
         AFM 51-40
    
    Chapters include Maps, Charts, Mission Planning, Dead Reckoning, Lines
    of Position, Radio, Radar, Time, Celestial Concepts, Computing Altitude
    and True Azimuth, Celestial Precomputation, Plotting and Interpreting
    Celestial LOPs, Special Celestial Techniques, Star Identification,
    Sextants and Errors of Observation, Grid, Overwater Aids (PLOP and
    LORAN), Advanced Navigation Systems, Low Level Navigation, Aerial
    Delivery and Air Refueling, Weather Station Services, Formulas and
    Conversions.
    
    The download site is at:
    
         http://www.wpafb.af.mil/cpdc/pubs/AF/manual.html
    
    The files are 21.2 MB, 20.1 MB, and 22.3 MB in size!
    
    If you do not have a Cable Modem or DSL or better connection, they may
    not be worth downloading.  I have not inspected them in too much detail
    yet.
    
    They are so large because they are scanned from the originals, not
    generated via Adobe Acrobat, so some of the pages are fuzzy.
    
    Nevertheless, it may be another free source of interesting information
    about celestial navigation.
    
    There are also many other US Air Force publications available at:
    
         http://www.wpafb.af.mil/cpdc/pubs/AF/index.html
    
    including US survival manuals (4 large scanned PDFs) at:
    
         http://www.wpafb.af.mil/cpdc/pubs/AF/00064series.html
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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