Soldiers' Fives

Navigation - Bypassing

By The Cove May 16, 2019


The staff from the North Queensland Wing WONCO-A have prepared this short video on Bypassing.

In it they explain how to bypass difficult terrain using both the 'boxing around' and 'aiming off' methods.  





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There's a calculation error described in the aiming off at around 2:38. Once you've added 800mils and moved to intercept the center of the feature being avoided - you then need to subtract 1600mils (NOT 800 as described). If you only subtract 800mils once you've aimed off, you'll end up parallel to your original direction of travel, but (in this case) further south. You need to change direction by a full 1600Mils to return back to your original line, and then add 800mils to return to the original direction of march.

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