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    Re: Air travel with a sextant
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2004 Dec 9, 13:23 -0500

    Thanks to all who addressed this issue.
    My conclusion is that one cannot be sure.
    Most of the flights I fly are multiple-leg
    flights (that's a hudge disadvantage of living
    in a little town in the Midwest) and the
    security checks usually happen each time I
    change the airplane. So if I don't want my sextant
    to be seized somewhere in the middle, it
    is probably better to pack it to my luggage.
    Next question: Celestaire advertizes some bomb-proof
    plastic box called "all weather sextant case", $84 with foam inside
    (they even offer to
    mold the foam according to the shape of your sextant, $14).
    Can anyone compare this box with the classic way of packing
    a sextant? I mean in its native wooden box with clamp,
    the worm disengaged from the arc, arm secured against the frame,
    empty spaces filled with foam, and the whole box put inside
    a bigger cardboard box filled with foam?
    (This is how my sextant arrived from Ukraine by UPS.
    The clamp arrived broken however).

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