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    Re: Flight Navigator
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Sep 9, 23:36 -0700
    Attached is the grade report for my Flight Navigator written test and the explanation of the test areas with the ones I missed circled. I had to take the test twice. I got similar scores the first time but it expired after two years and I had not been able to take the flight test before it expired. This should give you an idea of the subjects tested for the FN certificate.

    I have the CD for the 2014 Air Almanac.

    I posted excerpts from the Air Almanac and HO 249 at:

    Also see flight navigation is a Cessna 172 done by several members of this group:

    and other posts about it available in January and February 2010:


    From: Gary LaPook <NoReply_LaPook@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:56 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Flight Navigator

    See information on my website at:

    See article in Ocean Navigator:

    And examples of how celnav is done in flight  utilizing the Polhemus computer:


    See the requirements for the FN certificate  in FAR part 63:

    Look at the experience requirements and the flight test requirements in appendix A:

    Take the written test, it is a three day test, the longest FAA test I ever took.

    You can get the current edition of HO 249 at Celestaire, the same place I had recommended to you as a source for a bubble sextant. Ken Gebhart operates Celestaire and he also posts on this forum.


    From: Ben Riecken <NoReply_Riecken@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:01 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Flight Navigator

    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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