THE PLANE AND GREAT CIRCLE SAILINGS

Peter H. Selby

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Abstract: The justification for a new work on an old subject must lie either in the presentation of information of more recent vintage, or in the representation and rearrangement into more convenient form of data or methods already accepted as useful. It is hoped that the present article will qualify under the latter category. For in teaching navigation to flight crews during World War II and, later, to yachtsmen, Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel and other surface navigators, the author found it difficult to locate a simple yet adequate treatment of the plane and great circle sailings together with the necessary background mathematics, despite the apparent wealth of material available on the subject.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 8
Pages: 298 - 305
Cite this article: Selby, Peter H., "THE PLANE AND GREAT CIRCLE SAILINGS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 8, 1955, pp. 298-305.
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