Tuesday, 26 January 2016

If You're A Pilot, This Is What You Need To Know About Your Magnetic Compass | Boldmethod

If You're A Pilot, This Is What You Need To Know About Your Magnetic Compass | Boldmethod



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Since the beginning of flight, pilots have been using the magnetic compass for navigation. It doesn't matter if you're flying a Piper Cub or a Boeing 747, you'll find a magnetic compass in the cockpits of almost any aircraft. That is, unless you're flying the latest, most technologically advanced glass cockpits, which we'll cover in a separate article.
So here's what you need to know about an instrument that's been in aircraft cockpits for over 110 years, and the errors associated with it.
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