NAVIGATION BY THE RULE OF SIXTY

Commander E. S. Quilter, U.S.N.

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: I would like to develop the "Rule of 60" method of navigation by comparing it with the more common aircraft practice. Pilots usually find on the wall of the operations office a map with a protractor, string and scale which make it very simple to determine course: and distance-too simple, in fact. Because there is a very great temptation to make no preparation of the map which the pilot is going to take with him on the flight. Then, in the air, lacking any close index of position he runs considerable risk of getting lost.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 3
Pages: 55 - 57
Cite this article: Quilter, Commander E. S., U.S.N.,, "NAVIGATION BY THE RULE OF SIXTY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1949, pp. 55-57.
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