MINIMAL FLIGHT PATHS

Irving I. Gringorten

Abstract: This report is written to advance the technique of plotting shortest-time flight paths. After a short theoretical analysis, the method is presented for plotting a minimal or shortest-time flight path, which will require from 7 to 27 minutes to complete. In the discussion, questions are anticipated and answered. It is expected that the method will be satisfactory for nonstop flights over 500 miles in range.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 9
Pages: 194 - 202
Cite this article: Gringorten, Irving I., "MINIMAL FLIGHT PATHS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 9, 1948, pp. 194-202.
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