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Old 02-18-2017, 11:23 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by MikeMikeJuliet View Post
I don't know. I was mostly referring to having a constantly updated location marker on a kneeboard map. That would be considered a cheat in my opinion... what is the point of navigation if you can just look at your magical kneeboard, right?
Depends on the aircraft. Two seater like the Helos usually have one guy in a "navigator" role, usually the mission commander, who tracks the course and indicates landmarks and such to the pilot. So "if" server enforces this, we need a human navigator in the helos, as otherwise any ad hoc divert/course planning during mission would mean to find a spot, land the helo and do the planning and math, as in-flight it is impossible as a single pilot.
Either you can do good estimates and have VFR conditions so you use landmarks and rule-of-thumbs and ad hoc correction for crosswind and course calculations, or you are in a pretty nasty spot.

Just my two cents.

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