Back Bearings: A Navigator's Tale, 1942-1974


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Eric Cropper s RAF career started in 1943 and ended in 1968. It covered a period when the navigation of aircraft changed from astro, dead reckoning and drift bearings all plotted by pencil on charts, to press-button radio and satellite information that can instantly pinpoint a position anywhere on the planet to within 5 meters. The then vital skills of a good navigator are now mostly redundant. Ships, aircraft, trucks and cars seldom use maps let alone carry a navigator. This autobiography by one of the RAF s top exponents ...

Back Bearings: A Navigator's Tale, 1942-1974 2010, Pen & Sword Aviation

ISBN-13: 9781848841512