KEYNOTE ADDRESS SUPERSONIC NAVIGATION-NOW AND TOMORROW

Dr. Gene R. Marner

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Introduction On behalf of the Institute of Navigation and the meeting committee I would like to welcome you to the Institute’s National Air Meeting on Supersonic Navigation. I would also like to express our appreciation to the Federal Aviation Administration for its participation. This is the third supersonic navigation conference sponsored by the Institute. At the time of the first conference, in June of 1961, the B-58 had been flying four and one-half years, and operational navigation experience over substantial distances at Mach 2 was becoming available. Just before the meeting Major Payne, with Capt.Polhemus navigating, had flown non-stop from Carswell AFB to Paris. This 4,500 N Mi distance was made possible by three aerial refuelings. The leg from New York to Paris was flown in 3h20m for an average speed of 960 knots. Although sophisticated military equipment is involved, much valuable information for supersonic transport navigation has been gained by B-58 operation.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 2
Pages: 157 - 161
Cite this article: Marner, Dr. Gene R., "KEYNOTE ADDRESS SUPERSONIC NAVIGATION-NOW AND TOMORROW", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1968, pp. 157-161.
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