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Flying Near The Poles.  
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

A few questions to the experts here:
1)If the Magnetic North/south pole, is not the same as the geographic one(it is moved to the left, or westwards), that means that ac going to the N of the compass is going NW geographically???

2)And during flights near the poles, how compasses react?? are still reliable?don't they get all mixed up??

3)If so, ac rely on Satellite or radio guiding during those moments,or any other guiding system??

4)If I'm flying streight to the N and lets say,a little bit to the E of the pole, then the needle on the compass will move to the left , anytime I get closer(to the pole),pointing to where the Pole is??
These questions have been bothering me for a while, so I had to let it go...  Smile


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Interesting Aero Magazine Link to Polar routes.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCactusTECH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Hey AR1300, when they fly near the pole the magnetic heading switch is switched to TRUE HEADING in ordewr to compensate for the deviation.

User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Cool.Thx guys.  Smile


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User currently offlineJDD1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 94 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

This article from Airbus' FAST magazine might help:


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