"Dead Reckoning" is a basic form of aircraft navigation which means that a pilot flies a compass course and allows for forecast cross-winds. A more accurate means of finding cross wind direction is to use a Drift Sight.
The Sight works by aligning the datum lines in the sight with a fixed point on the ground. As the aircraft moves away from the point the angle of drift can be read from the scale.
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