swinging ship

swinging ship

[′swiŋ·iŋ ′ship]
(navigation)
The process of determining the deviation of the ship's magnetic compass by placing a vessel or an aircraft on various headings and comparing magnetic compass readings with the corresponding but previously determined magnetic directions; this procedure usually follows compass adjustment or compass compensation, and is done to obtain information for making a deviation table; usually called swinging when referred to an aircraft compass. Also known as compass calibration.
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Paul Marshall, 25, held on to the man's wrists to stop him falling after a safety bar on his seat sprang open as the swinging ship ride tipped at its highest point.
You will board the eerie Westport House Express train ride, get into high 'spirits' on the swinging ship and the pedal Go Karts and take the plunge to death on the log flume water ride.
As for the Pharaoh's Fury, an Egyptian-themed swinging ship that holds 40 to 60 passengers, carnival workers initially told a private inspector who had flagged the substandard tire that they had a replacement spare and would put it on immediately.
th tca ckid ki If you want to get the festival vibe but can't go without the kids then this is the ideal event for you as families will be able to enjoy the Cannonball Run slide, the Pirate Queen swinging ship and Pirates Plunge water ride, plus the gorgeous Swan Pedaloe Boats, bouncy castles, the Westport House Express miniature train ride and many more fun festival activities.
You will board the eerie Westport House express train ride, get into high 'spirits' on the swinging ship and swan boats on the lake, have a devilish time on the cannonball run slide, and take the plunge to death on the log flume water ride.