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Topic: Re:Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line.
Posted by: Patrick Brougham
Date/Time: 13/10/14 00:48:00

It is only a great circle if the Crow maintains constant altitude.
If, for example, it was flying between two church steeples of equal height and it swooped from the first and then rose up to land on the second as would be normal, then it would have followed a straight line if the curve of the swoop mirrored the curvature of the earth.
(I do occasionally get out, but not enough)


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 12/10/14 13:01:00 Steven Trembath
   Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 12/10/14 14:48:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 12/10/14 19:16:00 Maggie Dodge
         Re:Re:Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 12/10/14 21:50:00 Steven Trembath
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 12/10/14 23:29:00 George Knox
      Re:Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 13/10/14 00:48:00 Patrick Brougham
         Re:Re:Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 13/10/14 06:10:00 Dan Murphy
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"As the crow flies". Is it truly a straight line. 13/10/14 07:27:00 Keith Iddon

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