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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 22:08
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sk999
 
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R.E. Flight Magazine article

The proposed route is not all that different from routes that others have proposed. Great circle and true track routes at constant air velocity tend to end up at the Southern limit of the search area, around -37 to -40 deg latitude. Once again, however, only BTO data are considered in the detailed solution. Such tracks do not match the BFO data very well - the BFO data favor a lower velocity for the first hour after the final turn South and either an increase in velocity or some sort of curved path thereafter. Unfortunately we do not have as clear an understanding of the BFO error model as we do for the BTOs, so deciding whether a seemingly poor match to the BFOs is significant or not is still unclear.
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