Crew - Navigator
Retrained in the UK But the task for the navigators became more exacting, various problems came into true navigation, and navigation with new equipment, and it took a little bit longer for a navigator to acquire the knowledge of operating this equipment efficiently.
- Keep track of the aircrafts position
- Plot its cause on his maps
- Instruct the pilot on course changes (not an easy taks at night, over a blackout continent, with landmarks almost invisible)
- Visual sightings by other members of the crew assisted the navigator
Dead reckoning navigation- taking the aircraft over a particular track, and at a speed arrive at a point (turning points & target) at a particular time. The navigator estimating the wind direction and speed with t e aid of the early model hand held computer work a course and speed for the pilot to fly.