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Solent Branch News - April 2014 - "The Real RIN"
08/04/2014

In a recent President's Blog it was pleasing to note his reminder that most members encounter RIN through its branches and not ...more


Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane
28/03/2014

A remarkable documentary programme on a passenger having to land a C-172 at night can be seen on Channel 4.


New Navigator Seminar 2014
26/06/2014

Looking for Navigators, Engineers, Scientists and Surveyors.


RAF Wyton – Nimrod Era
15/05/2014

Alan Palmer will describe life at RAF Wyton during the time that Nimrods were operated from the base.


William Bligh – Master Mariner
19/06/2014

David Pike FRIN will describe the life and achievements of master mariner William Bligh.

Aims & Objectives

Aims

The RIN has three main aims:

  • To unite all those with a professional or personal interest in any aspect of navigation in one unique body
  • To further the development of navigation in every sphere
  • And to increase public awareness of the art and science of navigation.

Activities

In order to achieve its aims, the RIN:

  • Has a fantastic range of Special Interest Groups and regional Branches, to run events and keep members at the forefront of navigation debate.
  • Runs targeted events and international conferences, highlighting the hot issues, the best research and leading activity in the navigation industry.
  • Publishes the world-renowned Journal of Navigation quarterly, featuring the best new academic research in navigation.
  • Publishes Navigation News, the popular bimonthly magazine covering all aspects of navigation.
  • Runs competitions to promote navigation in all areas - TopNav for general aviators, New Navigators to give navigation students a chance to show their skills to industry, Young Navigators to inspire an interest in navigation in young people etc.
  • Works closely with international bodies including the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN),  the European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to determine policy and best practice in the world of navigation.
  • Houses the Cundall Library of Navigation - the UK's leading navigation-specific library of books and resources - which is open to the public, and from which Members can borrow.