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Aviators use air navigation to determine where they are going and how to get there. This category serves as a reference for techniques and methods used in air navigation.
- Basic Terms
- The Earth (Part One)
- The Earth (Part Two)
- Understanding Time in Celestial Navigation
- Relationship of Time and Longitude
- Charts and Projections (Part One)
- Charts and Projections (Part Two)
- Aeronautical Charts
In addition to this section, several other sources provide excellent references to methods and techniques of navigation:
- The Journal of the Institute of Navigation—published quarterly by The Institute of Navigation, 1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, and covers the latest in navigation technology.
- The United States Observatory and United States Navy Oceanographic Office—publications include the Air Almanac, Nautical Almanac, NV Publication 9 (Volumes 1 and 2).
- The American Practical Navigator, SR Publication 249, Volumes 1 through 3, Sight Reduction Tables for Air Navigation and Catalog, and the NGA Public Sale Aeronautical Charts and Products—published by the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) (formally known as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)).
- Dutton’s Navigation and Piloting—published by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.