A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Ben Riecken
Date: 2014 Sep 9, 14:22 -0700
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.
Thank you all for your time.