I asked my wife if she had any ideas for an article. She said, “You know, I really don’t know how you find your way from one city to another.” “Great,” I thought, “an article about how airliners navigate!” Or perhaps it was a sly insult; I can never really tell.
Navigation is a really broad subject. Different aircraft have different types of equipment to help pilots find their way. I’ll stick with a generic airliner setup. And don’t worry… I’ll make this really simple and easy to understand!