THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BASIC MAGNETIC COMPASS IN GENERAL AVIATION

William V. Kielhorn

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Abstract: The importance of the basic magnetic compass to the navigator of general aviation aircraft is discussed. An explanation is given for the various components of magnetic forces which cause deviation. It is suggested that a three-component corrector system be used in such compasses, and that spherical compass bowls be employed.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 12, Number 1
Pages: 68 - 71
Cite this article: Kielhorn, William V., "THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BASIC MAGNETIC COMPASS IN GENERAL AVIATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1965, pp. 68-71.
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