Do Tiger Moths use Tom Toms?

Having got on the wrong side of a GPS system over my Pre-War Prescott weekend, when it led me and my carrier up a very narrow, very steep road instead of the sensible way round, I wondered how one navigates when flying a pre-war plane like Paul Harvey’s Tiger Moth.  Do you use pre-war navigation techniques, and if so, what are they (looking over the side, for example, to see where you are!); and if you use modern navigation techniques, what does that involve?  Do you use a kind of ‘aviator’s Tom Tom’?  Excuse me asking this daft question, but I’m not a pilot, not an aviation ‘buff’, so the only way I can find out is to ask…

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2 responses to “Do Tiger Moths use Tom Toms?

  1. I know the pilots used to follow rivers or trunks roads. OK when the weather was good!

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  2. Dave

    Ha! Look at a map of old airfields, and they are near prominent landmarks so the pilots could follow them.

    Take the Fosse Way from Bath to Lincoln – loads of old airfields nearby – in fact Kemble (old home of the Red Arrows) lies right across it!

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