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History in world war 1&2
14 February 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hundreds at funeral for WW2 navigator hero »
Hundreds of people, including fellow veterans, turned out for the funeral of the WW2 veteran, who had no surviving relativ...
30 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obituary for a navigator »
Sqn Ldr Bob Culpin, a WWII bomber pathfinder navigator and later an advanced navigation instructor, has died at the age of...
06 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
D-Day and Decca »
Decca Navigator - History INTRODUCTION David S. Jones, a former Decca employee, provides this very fitting introduct...
06 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The aviation innovations behind D Day and how they have influenced modern air traffic control »
On Friday 24 May 2019 more than 8,700 flights were handled in UK airspace in what is likely to be our busiest day of the...
24 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Alert from Trinity House »
Trinity House is lighting beacons to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War Trinity House lig...

History of navigation
09 May 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
75th Anniversary of first Aries polar flight »
On 10 May 1945 - 2 days after VE Day - the World's first flight to both Geographic and Magnetic North Poles departed UK....
19 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
RAF commemorates Aries round-the-world flight »
In 1944, the Empire Air Navigation School at RAF Shawbury acquired a Lancaster Mk 1 for long-range navigation training and...

18 July 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Navigation belts for the military »
The Dutch Army has received mission navigation belts to give soldiers navigation guidance whilst freeing up their hands, e...
19 February 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK Met Office to get new supercomputer »
The £1 billion new supercomputer is set to transform weather forecasting. The Office's current Cray XC40 supercom...
19 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
13-year-olds who cannot tell the time . . »
A Scottish school has had to teach some teenagers how to read an analogue clock. The Sunday Telegraph reports th...
29 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Car autopilot successfully spoofed »
A Tesla model 3 on autopilot has been successfully spoofed in several GNSS attack scenarios. The ‘navigate on au...
07 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK entrepreneurs invited to help shape future of Space in international competition »
Press Release from The University of Nottingham: The call is out for aspiring entrepreneurs across the UK to en...

29 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Navy to introduce updated GPS carrier landing system »
On 22 May, US Naval Air Systems Command announced a $235 million contract with Raytheon Integrated Defence Systems for an...
28 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Loss of light aircraft north of the Chanel Islands »
During the night of Monday 21 January, a US-registered Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft was lost from radar north of Guernsey....

04 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
White van man follows satnav into river »
The driver was called ‘unbelievably stupid’ after following his satnav, which saw the van half-submerged in a tributary of...
11 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
what3words adopted by first air ambulances »
Institute Duke of Edinburgh Prize-winners ‘what3words’ is being used by Thames Valley Air Ambulance to find patients faste...
12 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TopNav 2019 bookings open »
This year’s visual navigation competition for private pilots is now open for booking. The 2019 event is to b...
22 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Older drivers and satnavs »
A recent study has highlighted the effect of ageing on the ability to use vehicle satnavs. The US National Highwa...
02 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government to produce roadworks map »
UK drivers will be able to plan journeys better to avoid roadworks, thanks to a new digital system funded by the Governmen...

Autonomy and driverless
07 February 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Car completes UK’s longest autonomous journey »
The car successfully completed the UK’s longest and most complex self-navigated journey of 230 miles. The car was...
13 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accurate navigation in GNSS-denial »
Honeywell has produced a high-quality inertial/GNSS unit for everyday automotive use. The US company has intro...
17 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Self-driving cars for country roads »
Self-driving cars for country roads Today’s autonomous vehicles require detailed 3-D maps, but a novel system enables n...

Member News
10 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nottingham Scientific Ltd merges »
Institute Corporate Partner NSL has merged with UK aerospace company GMV Innovating Solutions Ltd. GMV becomes sole sha...
09 March 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Walter Blanchard FRIN »
It is with great sadness that we report the death of former President, Walter Blanchard. Walter was a RAF navi...
02 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keith Hope-Lang MA FRIN MFA »
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Keith Hope-Lang on 16 December. Keith had been an amateur y...
27 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capt Arthur Creighton FRIN »
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Arthur Creighton on 16 December. Arthur trained as a RAF nav...
17 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prof David Last BSc(Eng) PhD DSc CEng FIET FRIN »
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Past-President David Last in an air accident on 25 November....

Leisure navigation
02 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
OS launches new hand-held GPS »
Ordnance Survey’s Aventura 2 is their latest generation of large screen handheld satnav, using GPS, GLONASS and Galileo....
09 March 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The UKHO Review and reformatting of NP136 Ocean Passages for the World. »
A past review of the 6th edition of NP136 Ocean Passages for the World (2014) by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (U...
13 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fly/Sail Weekend »
The Institute's Fly/Sail Weekend was great fun, helped by a light breeze and much blue sky over Portsmouth. We h...
02 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency Consultation on Yacht and PowerBoat Safety »
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency Consultation on Yacht and PowerBoat Safety launched last month. Six draft Marine Guidan...

Natural world
21 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autumnal Equinox »
Astronomically, we say ‘farewell’ to Summer at the Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun passes over the equator - at 1330 UTC (1...
31 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farewell Summer . . »
In meteorological terms, 1 September is the beginning of Autumn in the northern hemisphere. Meteorologists define nort...
23 July 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The award-winning navigational expert reveals how some of these new paths, created by humans circumnavigating an obstacle,...
13 July 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Neowise comet visible »
The very large comet should be visible from the northern hemisphere for the rest of July. Comet C/2020 F3, ‘Neowi...

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