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air patrol coverage - 3/5/2013 12:14:38 AM   
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seemingly an 8 plane squadron at normal range with 20% rest will cover 120 degrees of arc am/pm. if one cuts the range of search to half normal range will the squadron then cover 240 degrees?

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RE: air patrol coverage - 3/5/2013 2:36:36 AM   
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no, the arc coverage stays the same, regardless of range.

# of arcs covered depends solely on # of planes flying.

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RE: air patrol coverage - 3/5/2013 5:04:04 PM   
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quote:

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no, the arc coverage stays the same, regardless of range.

# of arcs covered depends solely on # of planes flying.


thanks, so would half normal range translate into better coverage of the search arc? fewer ops losses? less fatigue?

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RE: air patrol coverage - 3/5/2013 5:11:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rms1pa


quote:

ORIGINAL: jmalter

no, the arc coverage stays the same, regardless of range.

# of arcs covered depends solely on # of planes flying.


thanks, so would half normal range translate into better coverage of the search arc? fewer ops losses? less fatigue?

rms/pa


yes. Fewer ops losses and less fatigue for sure

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RE: air patrol coverage - 3/5/2013 9:43:48 PM   
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yes. Fewer ops losses and less fatigue for sure


thanks, i did notice less fatigue/ops losses by reducing search to normal range.

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