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Anyone know of any good tutorials for navigating in vast, remote areas that are outside the reach of VOR/NDB's? For instance I want to know how bush pilots operate in unpopulated, and undeveloped areas such as Alaska, Canada, or Antarctica.


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I suspect you would need to use dead reckoning as described in this Wikipedia article, and lots of math to calculate your position, drift, etc.

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Pretty sure anyone flying in Alaska is using a GPS nowadays, whether iit is a yoke mounted Garmin or one installed in the airplane.  They probably navigate using the GPS then fine tune finding the airport using dead reckoning as they get close.