Navigation Techniques

Australia, because of its great size, has always presented a problem to the long distance traveller. Early British travellers in Australia had to adjust to the fact that Australia is about 24 times larger than their own country!

The fastest 1960ís express passenger trains left Sydney at 7:45 AM to arrive in Melbourne at 8:30 PM. At the same time Boeing 727 jets carried the business traveller between Sydney and Melbourne with travel times of about an hour.

This article will trace some of the historical navigational methods used in Australia and includes: -

bullet Visual Flight Rules
bullet Instrument Flight Rules
bullet Dead Reckoning
bullet Night Beacons
bullet Aircraft Direction Finding
bullet Ground Direction Finding
bullet Loran/Gee
bullet VAR
bullet DME & ILS
bullet Celestial Navigation
bullet FAN

Click on the links above or follow the narrative by clicking the arrow to the right.

Visual Flight Rules

Page last updated on 31/12/03