AR1300
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Flying Near The Poles.

Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:54 pm

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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RE: Flying Near The Poles.

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:29 pm

Interesting Aero Magazine Link to Polar routes.
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RE: Flying Near The Poles.

Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:52 pm

Hey AR1300, when they fly near the pole the magnetic heading switch is switched to TRUE HEADING in ordewr to compensate for the deviation.
 
AR1300
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RE: Flying Near The Poles.

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:28 am

Cool.Thx guys.  Smile

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RE: Flying Near The Poles.

Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:29 am

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

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