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    Re: jet fighter celestial nav
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2006 Apr 13, 17:22 -0700

    Paul Hirose wrote:
    > U.S. Air Force Manual 51-40, "Air Navigation" (1955 edition), which I
    > got on eBay, has a chapter on fighter plane celestial navigation.
    >
    > I wonder how they corrected for refraction through the canopy. The
    > manual doesn't say.
    
    Jet aircraft navigation is quite a bit coarser than ship navigation.  By
    the time a pilot figured out where he was using celestial, he wasn't
    there any more.  So I suspect being a mile or two off due to refraction
    was entirely irrelevant.
    
    Lu Abel
    
    
    

       
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