Turning by degrees

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    Turning by degrees

    Just a short little "war story", brought back to mind by a comment in the Concealed Carry section.

    Back in my AF days, I was sometimes a crewmember in a 4-engine big plane. In the back, we'd sometimes listen to the ship's interphone, keeping tabs on the what the front enders were up to.

    We were on a northerly heading when the Naviguesser called out, "Pilot, come right to heading 270."

    "Roger, right to heading 2 7....what the heck you up to, Nav?"





    If you have to think about it, pull out a compass....
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    Heh. Hehe. That's quite a long right turn.
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    Sounds like a Nav I used to fly with on occasion, we called him TLC (Totally Lost and Confused).
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    drop two-five, add five-zero, fire for effect, over.
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    That aircraft only make right turns? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Sounds like a Nav I used to fly with on occasion, we called him TLC (Totally Lost and Confused).
    He might have been the one in my land-nav team at survival school. Though I heard it said it was always a bad idea to let Navs have the map and compass out there in the woods.
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    I'm thinking the Navigator is trying to say,you may have the stick/rudder pedals and throttle,but I tell you where to go and when
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    Fire for effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herknav View Post
    sdprof -- Out of curiosity, was it Keen Sage/Scathe View you worked on?
    While I did log a few hours in Herks, my platform was the RC-135U/V/W.
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    At least he was going right and not straying to the left.


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