Tag Archives: navigation

the shortest distance – observations

Airborne navigation, especially dead reckoning, continues to be a rich source of observations that apply to life and it’s journey.  Dead reckoning is the kind of navigation that begins with a known location, and then proceeds in a known direction at a given rate for a specified time. An alternate way of looking at this […]

Are We There Yet?

Judgment is overrated.  The fact of the matter is, we have not been “here” before–the landscape of flight test is changing.  The tools we use to accomplish development of experimental aircraft are different and new.  We are breaking new barriers, technologically, and we won’t know we’ve arrived at our waypoint unless we establish concrete criteria […]