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Flying Near The Poles.  
User currently offlineAR1300 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...  Smile


Mike


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Interesting Aero Magazine Link to Polar routes.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCactusTECH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1929 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, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Cool.Thx guys.  Smile

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineJDD1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 94 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

This article from Airbus' FAST magazine might help:
http://www.content.airbusworld.com/S.../Customer_services/html/fast31.htm

JDD


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