COMPUTER SOLUTION OF MINIMUM FLIGHT PATHS

Kendall D. Moll

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The fact that aircraft customarily fly over the line of shortest distance between two points does not by any means indicate that this is their best choice. More sophisticated flight planning methods which consider wind effects have proven both in theory and practice to offer significant improvements. Even though these improvements have long been recognized, their complexities have severely restricted their reduction to general use. The method proposed in this paper would, it is believed, overcome these complexities through the use of modern computer techniques.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 2
Pages: 95 - 102
Cite this article: Moll, Kendall D., "COMPUTER SOLUTION OF MINIMUM FLIGHT PATHS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1956, pp. 95-102.
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