John Larsen and Loren E. DeGroot

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Abstract: WHEN ONE CONSIDERS the magnitude and detail of work involved in the navigation of a venture such as the Rockwell Polar Flight, it may seem surprising that the flight was first made known to Chief Navigator John Larsen on the morning of October 31, 1965. since the flight was made on November 14-17, this gave only a two-week period for preparation. Needless to say, these two weeks were utilized to their fullest extent for route planning, fuel consumption determination, meteorological briefings, and other preparation chores. The intent of this record is to provide a documentation of the navigation of the flight---its preparation, execution, and results. The charts included show both the actual track (as determined by celestial, radar, radio, and visual fixes) and a plot of positional data taken from an inertial navigation set.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 13, Number 4
Pages: 314 - 319
Cite this article: Larsen, John, DeGroot, Loren E., "NAVIGATION RECORD, ROCKWELL POLAR FLIGHT", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 13, No. 4, Winter 1966-1967, pp. 314-319.
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