Answer to Question #141337 in Physical geography for javier

Question #141337
What benefits does following the rhumb line, a line of constant bearing or azimuth, have in global travels or navigation?

Is it Shorter travel distance, Minimize travel cost, It gives a steady course or direction navigation, Shorter travel time, or All listed can be benefits of following a thumb line?
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2020-11-09T11:00:56-0500

It gives a steady course or direction of navigation. It is easier to navigate. For instance, airplanes follow rhumb lines when they travel distances shorter than 1000 NM (nautical miles).


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