AR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1989 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...