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Old 22nd Dec 2016, 15:31
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Alex Whittingham
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Bristol, England
Age: 60
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According to Wiki The US abandoned the longer nautical mile in 1954 and the UK changed in 1970. TBH we still teach 6080ft because (i) its easier to remember along with 3280 and 5080 (ii) the error is only 0.065% (iii) if you use the calculator the conversion is accurate anyway.
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