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    Re: Expedition Amelia
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2019 Oct 27, 16:38 -0700
    
    Gary, thanks for the info on Fred's sextant. I have no doubts of it's accuracy, especially in his hands.

    For some reason I thought the 157-337 line was pre-calculated before leaving Lae, based on an ETA at Howland.

    I've also had the notion the wind for them was somewhat from the left rather than dead ahead. The Long book often cites 26.5 mph "headwinds," but I can find no mention of true wind direction among the notes I made as I read it during the discussion here on NavList. Nor have I found it in scanning through the book now.

    Thanks again,
    Hewitt

    On Oct 27, 2019, at 8:48 AM, Gary LaPook <NoReply_LaPook@fer3.com> wrote:

    

    Noonan had only an earlier version of the A-7, the A-3, that did not have the pencil narking averager. But it was still accurate, see;

    https://sites.google.com/site/fredienoonan/other-flight-navigation-information/recent-landfall-approach

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