On the Basics ...

GUEST EDITORIAL. Captain Fred Moore, an 18,000-hour veteran who flies 747s and Hercules in all parts of the world from Alaska to Antarctica for Southern Air Transport, expresses his alarm at that young pilots who are entering the world of aviation in the age of FMCs and satnav aren't learning the basics of navigating by pilotage, wet compass, ADF and VOR and many older pilots are rapidly losing those skills as well. Moore explains why he believes these basic navigation skills are essential, and why today's headlong rush to make GPS the sole means of air navigation is sheer lunacy.

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