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    From: Jackie Ferrari
    Date: 2005 Aug 6, 09:48 +0100
    My friend recently came across this list and thought I might be interested. I have browsed through some of the archives and am fascinated by the threads, although some of the postings are a bit beyond me! My interest is in traditional Air Navigation and one post from March 2005 grabbed my attention. Zvi Doron asked if there were any texts by navigators from the 30 and 40's in relation to celestial navigation on the Pan American Clippers.
    In additon to the texts mentioned in the thread there is some good information in Captain Brock's Book 'Flying the Oceans'. Also Fred Noonan the first Chief navigator for PAA(1935/36) wrote a letter to Weems which is reproduced in the 1938 edition of Weem's Air Navigation. In it he decribes the method he used. He preferred to use Dreisonstok's Tables rather than Ageton or the Line of Position Book. He has also written on the feasibility of radio bearings comparing that with the accuracy of celestial in a paper I have if that is of interest to anyone.
     
    Many thanks for such a great List and looking forward to reading the postings and hopefully contributing!
     
    Jackie Ferrari    
       
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