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Comment #4682567 by Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney Jan 21st 2016, 8:40 AM #

Slightly misleading;- not a shifting of poles but normal & predictable variation in the Earth’s North magnetic pole. The variation is cyclical so it will change again. Perhaps they need to look at at different way of designating runways;- maybe by using a True North reference instead? Aircraft and Ships still use Magnetic compasses for heading reference but when it comes to approach and alignment with runways, I doubt that reference to a magnetic heading is real-time critical?

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The shifting of the Earth's poles means a change at Cork Airport

The shifting of the Earth's poles means a change at Cork Airport

The poles ain’t where they used to be, apparently.

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