navigational instrument

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Noun1.navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigatingnavigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating  
artificial horizon, flight indicator, gyro horizon - a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot
compass - navigational instrument for finding directions
depth finder - navigational instrument used to measure the depth of a body of water (as by ultrasound or radar)
inclinometer - an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizon
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
asdic, echo sounder, sonar - a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return; "sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging"; "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee"
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Which navigational instrument has an arc of a sixth of a circle?
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A report into the accident has found that the crew were mostly to blame for the accident and that the aircraft's main radio navigational instrument was damaged according to the Associated Press.

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