Which Way Is Up?

The magnetic pole’s movement is erratic, so why are we still navigating based on magnetic north rather than true north? Anyone? Or, perhaps we needn’t care.

Remember when you were a student pilot prepping for the cross-country flights with a sectional chart, using your plotter to calculate the true course to the destination? Then using magnetic variation (east is least, west is best) to get magnetic course. GPS navigation and all our apps have changed that, but the basics remain. You […]
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