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    Re: First Posting
    From: Jackie Ferrari
    Date: 2005 Aug 8, 10:39 +0100

    Hi Mike,
    I have hard copy of a report written by Noonan from 1935 pertaining to the
    navigation on Pacific Clipper Flights. In addition I have excerpts from
    another report on the same and a copy of the Letter to Weems which I have
    misplaced somewhere during a recent relocation.
    The report I have here is entitled 'Hawaiian Flight of NR 823-M.  The one  I
    have excerpts from is 'Making the Landfall'.
    I live on a boat so only occasionally have access to a scanner but I can
    scan the report tonight and email to you.
    In addition I have a long report (7 pages) on the preparations for these
    flights in the S-42.
    Jackie Ferrari
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "MIKE BURKES" 
    Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 10:59 PM
    Subject: Re: First Posting
    > Hi JF I would interested please post!
    > Mike Burkes
    >>From: jferrari 
    >>Reply-To: Navigation Mailing List 
    >>Subject: First Posting
    >>Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 09:48:56 +0100
    >>My friend recently came across this list and thought I might be
    >>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
    >>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
    >>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
    >>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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