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    Re: Cessna CN Summary
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2010 Jan 13, 13:08 -0800

    > a very experienced flight navigator, such as Fred Noonan, 
    > should have been able to find anl island, such as Howland.
    
    True enough - and while not wanting to disagree with your analysis, I'm not sure 
    it's a valid comparison. 
    
    Your flights had the benefit of a very recent and very close known position (i.e. 
    Oxnard or Santa Paula airports, depending on where you departed from) that 
    Earhart and Noonan didn't after 20-some hours over the open ocean. 
    
    I would certainly hope that any halfway-decent navigator would be able to find 
    an island (or at least an LOP through it) that's only a few tens of miles 
    offshore with that as a starting point...  ;-)
    
    --
    GregR
    
    
    
    --- On Wed, 1/13/10, Gary LaPook  wrote:
    
    > From: Gary LaPook 
    > Subject: [NavList] Re: Cessna CN Summary
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 12:55 PM
    > Even first timer flight navigators
    > taking� sights achieved the accuracy needed to find an
    > island. So,a very experienced flight navigator, such as Fred
    > Noonan, should have been able to find anl island, such as
    > Howland.
    > 
    > gl
    > 
    > gregrudzinski@yahoo.com
    > wrote:
    > > 
    > > Three Flights Completed
    > > 
    > > Five Sun observations performed using a two minute
    > averager
    > > ( Intercepts of 2A, 3A, 8A, 10A, 18A )
    > > 
    > > Six individual observations performed with four
    > consecutively averaged.
    > > ( Average of four 9A, Individual from back seat 22T,
    > Individual from front seat 19T )
    > > 
    > > 
    > > First Impression- The Bubble moves a great deal even
    > though the plane seems to be level and steady. This was most
    > apparent when the horizon prism was flipped in on the MK 5
    > where the bubble movement could be seen relative to the
    > horizon. In spite of this reasonable accuracy was still
    > obtained. Clearly there would have been no problem finding
    > an island such as Anacapa (6NM long) with or without an
    > averager but given the choice I would go with the averager.
    > > 
    > > Greg Rudzinski
    > > 
    > > 
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