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    Re: Flight Navigator
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2014 Sep 9, 23:03 -0500

    I am an FAA Flight Navigator. But first of all you do not need an Air Almanac, a Nautical Almanac will do just fine.  As for getting the FN rating, we should talk on the phone.  Too much detail to email.  Phone me at 316-686-4857 (home) in the evening.  
    Ken Gebhart
    On Sep 9, 2014, at 5:01 PM, Ben Riecken wrote:

    Good afternoon all,

    I fly for a major airline. I am sure you all know how easy it is to fly from point A to point B. I have been interested in air celestial navigation for quite some time. It is fascinating to me how flight navigators were able to find their position within just a few miles using celestial bodies. I wanted a little challenge (ok, maybe a big one), so I would like to go for the FAA flight navigator certificate. I hope it is still feasible and let me say first that I am totally new to celestial navigation. Would any flight navigator be in a position to offer some guidance or answer questions along the way as I tackle the subject? I just purchased a fully functioning A12 bubble sextant and Polhemus celestial flight computer. I did my first shot today at 38,000 feet.

    Let me ask first, where can I find a PDF copy of the Air Almanac 2014-2015? Looks like only the government sells it and in CD-ROM format. I haven't had a CD-ROM in a few years now.

    Any recommendations?

    Thank you all for your time.



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