FLIGHT NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES ACROSS THE PACIFIC

Robert S. Nielsen

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: 1. INTRODUCTION: I am afraid my paper will not achieve the degree of technical insight attained by more eminent speakers at this symposium. For that I apologize, and offer instead what I hope will be an interesting summary of practical navigation aspects over the Pacific Service flown by British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines Limited, and also, of course, Pan-American and Canadian Pacific. The B.C.P.A. flies from Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand, to Vancouver, Canada, by way of Fiji, Canton Island, Honolulu and San Francisco over a total distance of 7,334 nautical miles. The latitude extremes are 35”s at Sydney and 49”N at Vancouver which indicates that on this route aircraft fly through weather ranging from tropical to severe temperate. As can well be imagined, many of our navigation problems are associated with weather.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 3
Pages: 84 - 89
Cite this article: Nielsen, Robert S., "FLIGHT NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES ACROSS THE PACIFIC", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1952, pp. 84-89.
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