From: Jean-Francois Mezei <email@example.com> Organization: Vaxination Informatique Date: 13 Sep 96 03:03:36 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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Many have mentioned that the pilots must give the INS system time to align after they have entered the lat-long values at the gate and that during this time, there must not be any movement so that the INS can sense the earth's rotation and align itself. With the shorter and shorter plane turn arounds, when do pilots get to do this ? Can this be done while passengers are entering the plane ? Can this be done while cargo is being loaded ? On a narrowbody plane, wouldn't the entry of two rather heavy passengers cause a bit of a movement (vertical) of the plane ? (Or more evidently, the loading of a heavy cargo pallet) ?