HIGH ALTITUDE FLIGHT MEASUREMENTS OF VOR, TACAN, AND VORTAC

Arthur E. Jenks, J. Chester Shimp, and Bascom N. Lockett

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Abstract: A FEW SHORT YEARS AGO there was very little information available on the operational characteristics at high altitudes (15,000 to 40,000 feet) of the electronic navigational aids that form the Federal Airways system. From theory and experience the engineer could arrive at certain assumptions and possibilities, but this left a big if in the form of probabilities. There remained but one answer, and that was to equip a high-altitude aircraft with a means of data collection and a system of accurately positioning the aircraft in space at any desired time.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 8
Pages: 536 - 539
Cite this article: Jenks, Arthur E., Shimp, J. Chester, Lockett, Bascom N., "HIGH ALTITUDE FLIGHT MEASUREMENTS OF VOR, TACAN, AND VORTAC", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 8, 1959, pp. 536-539.
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