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    Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2012 Mar 12, 14:17 -0400
    Good idea Ken.
     
    Has anyone had any problems because of the fluid in the bubble chambers (assuming you are taking an aircraft sextant on board)?  I have not tried to take mine on board since 9/11 and because of the "no fluids etc." rules, I would be afraid to even try.
     
    Robert

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Ken Gebhart <gebhart{at}celestaire.com>
    Date: Monday, March 12, 2012 2:04 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    To: NavList@fer3.com

    > I always carry a Celestaire catalog with my sextant to help identify what it is.


    > Ken
    > On Mar 11, 2012, at 8:09 PM, Gary LaPook wrote:
    >
    > I've never had any problem carrying a marine sextant as carry on but I have always had to explain what it was with one exception, the screener  in Lisbon knew what it was and smiled and told me. I did have an interesting experience with my aeronautical A-7 which contains some radium which set off the radiation detector and I "had some splainin to do." but then they let me take it with me on the plane.
    >
    > gl
    >
    > --- On Sun, 3/11/12, Frank Reed <FrankReed{at}HistoricalAtlas.com> wrote:
    >
    > From: Frank Reed <FrankReed{at}HistoricalAtlas.com>
    > Subject: [NavList] Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 5:36 PM
    >

    > Alex, you wrote:
    > "I am very interested in the checking in details. Sorry, I could not figure out how to address you off the list, and where on the list I can find your e-mail address."

    > You must not have noticed the "reply-to-author" option on the message boards?? In any case, remember that you can always just drop me an email if you need help with anything like this.

    > You included your unmasked email address, however, as is common practice online, these are hidden to some extent in NavList messages. If you want to include your email address in a message, replace the "at" sign. For example, my email address is FrankReed[-at-]HistoricalAtlas.com. Spammer search engines do not usually hunt for addresses masked this way.

    > You wrote:
    > "And I am afraid to take it to a cabin with me, because of the security check.
    > What if they just confiscate it in a check..."

    > They don't do that. At least we haven't had any stories of that on NavList, and there have been a reasonable number of reports from people who have had no problem taking sextants as carry-on items. I may try it next week when I go to the prime meridian, though it's probably a little silly to haul a sextant across the ocean for a conference at a maritime museum. They probably have one there! :)

    > -FER

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