A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2019 Jan 20, 16:32 -0800
The closest I came to Antarctica was in 1970 when I was living in Christchurch. I had read in a newspaper that a Lockheed Constellation was due to take off for Antrctica the next day. I was keen to see a Constellation in flight so at the appropriate time I positioned myself at the end of the east/west runway 11/29. I chose this spot because there was a very strong north-westerly blowing. Unfortunately the Connie took off cross-wind from the longer north/south runway 02/20.
The next day I heard that the aircraft had crashed on landing at McMurdo.
Is the vertical object a mast for a radio aerial or is it a periscopic sextant?