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Compass Variation/deviation Mnemonics - Rude Ones?

Mon Sep 02, 2002 3:41 am

Just a quick question...

I was reading the PPL Navigation book, and it explains the method for correcting deviation and variation.

True +/- Variation = Magnetic +/-Deviation = Compass

The mnemonic goes: Cadbury's Dairy Milk Very Tasty.

...which is fine and dandy...

It also says that there are several other mnemonics for remembering the formula "none of which are printable".

So I was wondering. What are the unprintable ones??? (use *** where appropriate). Any more funny ones out there for other cockpit procedures?


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RE: Compass Variation/deviation Mnemonics - Rude O

Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:06 am

Take it from a sailor...

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RE: Compass Variation/deviation Mnemonics - Rude Ones?

Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:35 am

East is least (subtract), West is best (add).
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RE: Compass Variation/deviation Mnemonics - Rude Ones?

Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:53 am

Modern navigation has changed everything. The PPL handbook, latest edition, now says:

East is least and best is west?
I just punch my GPS.

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