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Seterra | A Free Map Quiz Game - 0 views

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    "Using the free map quiz game Seterra, you can learn the geography of Europe, the locations of the US states and state capitals, the provinces of China, countries, flags and capitals of Africa, South America and Asia, mountains, volcanoes and much more."
valerie taylor

Eat your heart out EAA! [Archive] - EAA Forums - 0 views

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    "GPS has been the biggest game changer. Before GPS with few navaids available you really had to know the country to navigate to a village in low visibility. Many of the villages out on the tundra are really hard to find even in CAVU. Now you just follow the line right to the runway and the things will even tell you where the terrain is. When I started my first flying job (before GPS) I was warned by my boss that all my passengers had more hours flying in that area and would know the country better than I did. He told me about the "Eskimo ADF" which means you watch your passengers and when all their heads turn at once you probably just flew past their village."
valerie taylor

Vikings Navigated With Translucent Crystals? - 1 views

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    "Vikings may have navigated by looking through a type of crystal called Icelandic spar, a new study suggests. In some Icelandic sagas-embellished stories of Viking life-sailors relied on so-called sunstones to locate the sun's position and steer their ships on cloudy days."
valerie taylor

Solar storms active, but normal - 0 views

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    Outbursts observed on the sun last week do not portend new problems for GPS reception or other systems as solar flares and eruptive events known as coronal mass ejections fire up during an increasingly active phase,
valerie taylor

Aviation Formulary V1.45 - 0 views

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    great circle navigation - how to compute courses, headings and other quantities of interest. These formulae can be programmed into your calculator or spreadsheet - includes enough information that those familiar with plane trigonometry can derive additional results if required.
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An Obsession With Nav Data How Capt. Jepp Transformed the Airways - 0 views

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    An Obsession With Nav Data - How Capt. Jepp Transformed the Airways
    Elrey Borge Jeppesen, aka Capt. Jepp, the father of air navigation. Jeppesen - as in Jepp chart and Jepp plate - was the first to develop en route aviation navigation charts and approach and departure procedures, and he developed much of the basic symbology found in aviation charts around the world today.
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