THE CASE FOR FLEXIBLE AIR NAVIGATIONAL TRACKS ON THE NORTH ATLANTIC

Robert K. Polson

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The term flexible air navigation track as used here refers to a least time track, computed by the time front method, and flown as a prescribed track (as opposed to a series of aircraft headings). Due to traffic control requirements, this type of track selection is the most practical survivor of the various forms of pressure pattern flight, and has been in daily use by Pan American World Airways since 1954.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 7
Pages: 337 - 344
Cite this article: Polson, Robert K., "THE CASE FOR FLEXIBLE AIR NAVIGATIONAL TRACKS ON THE NORTH ATLANTIC", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 7, 1957, pp. 337-344.
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