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    Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2012 Mar 12, 11:41 -0700
    Oh, you're making me nostalgic!   How about an old-fashioned mechanical adding machine?   Or an old-fashioned portable typewriter?   Or even an abacus?      1950s technology is probably as unknown to these TSA folks as buggy whips and horse halters are to most of us  (or CN to the average recreational boater ;-)  )


    From: Zvi <zvidoron---.com>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 10:31 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight

    I once had to go into the Home Office in Croydon, England. I knew I will be waiting there for a few hours for documents to be prepared, so took with me one of my slide rules, a 5'' K+E Decilon, to play with. My bag was stopped at the X-Ray machine and I had to take the slide rule out and provide a long explanation, although one of the older security guards seems to vaguely know what it was.

    I never took a sextant on board a commercial flight but passed several times with various slide rules without any problems.

    -----Original Message----- From: Alan S
    Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 5:15 PM
    To: zvidoron---.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight


    Several yeares ago, on a return flight from Maine, I had a Davis Mk. 15 with me, a carry on piece.

    The security peson at check in, a lady, asked what was in the ehite plastic case. I told her it was "a sextasnt", to which she responsed with a double take or blank look. When I opened the case for her she said "oh a navigastional instrument", to which I responsed yes, going on my way, without additional question.

    So much for my adventures with the air transport of sextants.

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