On our trip to Alaska last week I tried to keep up with the wide variety of navigation aids. I asked the captain of our ship, the Holland Noordam why so many pilots seemed to be joining the ship. He said the Alaska Inside Passage with its rocky terrain and weather benefits from the local expertise of the pilots. And he said that even though he has access to some of the most sophisticated radar and navigation technology. So I was glad I could keep up with the consumer tech I had access to. With poor mobile connectivity I was happy at times to just have access to good old fashioned paper maps. Across them all, it made for quite an artful collection.
The Flightaware path of our Delta flight where the pilot had to make a huge diversion. Glad he did - the evening before our original flight had already been cancelled.
The Delta screen on the 767-300 as we flew over the Yukon.
The Navigation on the Cessna 206 float plane we took out of Lake Hood in Alaska
The navigation channel on the room TV on the cruise ship
The SIMRAD on the Sounder in Juneau
Google Maps as our coach navigated Vancouver with its metric and multi-lingual road signs
The map the Park Rangers handed out as our ship navigated the waters of Glacier Bay National Park
The AAA map I consulted quite often during our trip