TRAINING THE AIR FORCE NAVIGATOR

Lt. Colonel Gabriel D. Ofiesh

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Abstract: I would like to present for your consideration what we might call a proposed philosophy to train the professional Air Force Navigator. Many details have yet to be worked out and implemented. You do not change a training philosophy overnite. Many people have to be convinced, and attitudes have to be altered. There is nothing seriously wrong with the way we have been doing things. The methods of training our Air Force Navigator in the past were adequate for the needs of the past, but we know these needs are radically changing. We know that in the present world, to think in air-age terms, we will have to bring about a complete realignment of perspective concerning the vital and indelible impact that the flying machine has made upon our way of life. Not only must this change occur in the minds of our military leaders, but of our citizenry as well. Our navigational requirements start, first of all, with our international, and therefore, global requirements. More and more, it is becoming increasingly noticed that it is not sufficient merely to take a plane off the ground, keep it aloft, and return it to the earth.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 4
Pages: 171 - 178
Cite this article: Ofiesh, Lt. Colonel Gabriel D., "TRAINING THE AIR FORCE NAVIGATOR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1954-1955, pp. 171-178.
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