PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN SURVIVAL NAVIGATION

Glenn M. Hawkins

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Abstract: It is erroneous to assume that combat aircrew personnel, capable of navigating supersonic aircraft halfway around the globe with pin-point precision, can navigate a few miles on the ground. Six years’ experience training aircrews to survive clearly proves how wrong this widespread conclusion can be. Most present day discussion focuses upon future navigational requirements such as automatic systems and interplanetary systems. Of course, tomorrow and its problems must be considered, but we in survival training look back wistfully to yesterday. For quite a period of America’s early history, it was commonplace for young men to move great distances across country with none or only the simplest of navigational aids. Today relatively few can navigate under primitive conditions.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 2
Pages: 92 - 95
Cite this article: Hawkins, Glenn M., "PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN SURVIVAL NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1956, pp. 92-95.
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