I've seen video where a man is telling that pilots flying in aircrafts do not see gyroscope horizon drift while flying long distances.

I know this question might sound idiotic but I'm just curious if you have ever noticed actual gyroscope horizon (mechanical one) moving while flying long distances. If not, are those gyros compensated somehow?

Have you ever recorded that on your camera?

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    $\begingroup$ Ignore those idiotic videos. If the Earth were flat, almost nothing in long distance air travel would work. $\endgroup$
    – Simon
    Dec 15, 2016 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ See also this Q&A. Particularly the part about corrections in ring laser gyros in this answer $\endgroup$
    – Notts90
    Dec 15, 2016 at 21:10
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    $\begingroup$ @Simon Not to mention things like Earth orbit... $\endgroup$
    – reirab
    Dec 16, 2016 at 7:18


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