Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Bygrave and Chichester
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2009 Aug 01, 11:26 -0500

    Sounds like a great day at the Aerodrome!  I also am a pilot, and
    would love a copy of the book.  If you can email it to tsult---.com
    Thomas A. Sult, MD
    IntegraCare Clinic
    On Jul 31, 2009, at 8:59 PM, Gary LaPook wrote:
    > My interest in the Bygrave was triggered by my reading Sir Francis
    > Chichester's account of flying a Moth, open cockpit single engine
    > airplane across the Tasman Sea in 1931 doing celnav on the way to find
    > two tiny islands where he could refuel, each leg about 500 nautical
    > miles. Today, at Headcorn Aerodrome in England, I had the
    > opportunity to
    > fly the same type of aircraft and my admiration for Chichester
    > increased
    > ten fold. It is a very light aircraft so it is bounced around a lot my
    > even the lightest turbulence. The controls are very sensitive,
    > especially in pitch, so it takes a lot of concentration to keep the
    > plane flying straight and level. It is also very noisy and the wind
    > blows vigorously through the cockpit. I don't know how Chichester
    > managed to do it, flying the plane, shooting sun lines with  a marine
    > sextant, doing the computations with the Bygrave (holding it
    > horizontally so it didn't get blown out of the cockpit), estimating
    > drift angle, and plotting the LOPs and the drift lines. I recommend
    > this
    > book, Seaplane Solo, to everybody and I can email a copy to anyone who
    > is interested.
    > gl
    > >
    NavList message boards: www.fer3.com/arc
    Or post by email to: NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, email NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site