– Zulu –There are a number of different time references on the Air Force One Radio Transmission Tapes and the Andrews Log.
GMT - Chronology Love Field,
– 86972 – 26000 –Andrews Dallas
Events as they happened in Dallas are in Central Standard Time (CST), which is one hour difference from Washington, D.C., which is on Eastern Standard Time (EST), while the pilots, military personnel and radio operators used 24 hour military style and Zulu time, which is Grenwich Mean Time (
What is "Zulu" time?
"Zulu" time is that which is more commonly know as "
As time pieces became more accurate and communication became global, there needed to be a point from which all other world times were based. Since
Unfortunately the Earth does not rotate at exactly a constant rate. Due to various scientific reasons and increased accuracy in measuring the earth's rotation, a new timescale, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), has been adopted and replaces the term
The Navy, as well as civil aviation, uses the letter "Z" (phonetically "Zulu") to refer to the time at the prime meridian. NOAA satellites use Zulu Time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as their time reference. The satellite images that appear on NOAA's Web sites are stamped in Zulu time. The Department of the Navy serves as the
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The Greenwich Meridian (Prime Meridian or Longitude Zero degrees) marks the starting point of every time zone in the World.
Longitude 0° 0' 0"
Latitude 51° 28' 38"N (North of the Equator)
Greenwich Mean Time is international time, the basis of the world time clock.