PRINCIPLES OF AEROPILOTAGE

Donald L. Veal

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The purpose of this report is to describe "aeropilotage" or "flying with respect to charted features of the atmosphere" with which planning and execution of flights along direct routes can readily be accomplished. Pilotage is probably the oldest method of neavigation from place to place and is done by flying with respect to charted features of the land. Aeropilotage then, by analogy, can be conveniently defined to be "flying with respect to charted features of the atmosphere." the primary utility of aeropilotage is to make possible flight along direct routes. Here direct route means pointing an aircraft in the specivic direction you want to go, and keeping it pointed in that direction until reaching the next turning point or destination.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 10, Number 2
Pages: 129 - 135
Cite this article: Veal, Donald L., "PRINCIPLES OF AEROPILOTAGE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 1963, pp. 129-135.
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