[time-nuts] FW: IIMorrow GPS units non-functional since Sunday
jim77742 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 02:24:31 EDT 2008
Don't tell me people still use miles? Nautical or otherwise?
What's wrong with the good old kilometre?
2008/8/20 Mike Monett <XDE-L2G3 at myamail.com>
> "Jim Palfreyman" <jim77742 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >I'm fascinated by the 320 nm flight.
> >320 billionths of a metre is quite short distance to use a plane.
> >I would have walked.
> Boats and planes use nautical miles (nm). From wikipedia, one nm is
> approximately one minute of latitude along any meridian. The abbreviation
> nm, though conflicting with the SI symbol for the nanometre, is also in
> widespread use. so you have to look at the context.
> In this example, 320 nautical miles = 368.2 miles = 592.64 kilometers. A
> nice flight in good weather, but it can be a bear in IFR with known ice.
> Either way, this is the way to do it:
> (This was my first plane. And the best one I have ever owned!)
> Mike Monett
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