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    Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    From: Zvi Doron
    Date: 2012 Mar 12, 17:31 -0000

    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
    
    Gary:
    
    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.
    
    Alan
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