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Old 25-02-2015, 11:51   #16
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Re: Due East

I kept waiting for some pilot to point out that variation is the difference between True and the local magnetic heading or direction. Deviation is the difference between local magnetic direction and what your particular compass installation indicates.
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I was waiting for someone to point that out...
Correcto.... which is then 'Compass'.

As they say
'True Virgins Make Dull Companions'.

True - Variation -Magnetic - Deviation - Compass.
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Correcto.... which is then 'Compass'.

As they say
'True Virgins Make Dull Companions'.

True - Variation -Magnetic - Deviation - Compass.
so "add Whiskey" as in add Westerly Variation/Deviation or subtract Easterly.
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so "add Whiskey" as in add Westerly Variation/Deviation or subtract Easterly.
That's a new one for me.

is that part of 'Add Whisky or Send Elsewhere'?
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That's a new one for me.

is that part of 'Add Whisky or Send Elsewhere'?

why not?
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