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    Re: Buckley the Navigator
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2008 Mar 1, 21:04 -0800

    On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 12:32 AM,   wrote:
    >
    >   "Our first Atlantic trip, from St. Thomas to Spain, was just before GPS came
    >  in and Buckley was a superb navigator, using the traditional sextant and
    >  star sightings to get us across the ocean,"
    
    In one of his books he describes -- in detail -- his use of an HP-65
    programmable calculator to help him do sight reduction.  He even wrote
    some of his own navigation software.  He took his son along on one of
    these big trips as a "rite of passage" into manhood.
    
    All of this was very inspiring to me as a young teenager in the 70s
    and helped me get more into celestial nav.  Buckley also made a VHS
    tape describing celestial nav.
    
    He will be missed.
    
    Dan
    
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