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    Re: The Great Circle Challenge
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2014 Dec 27, 03:09 -0800


    I flew in an H model as an umpire a couple of times in 1977, once with Capt Boserdet and once with Capt Ham.  It didn’t seem too cramped.  I was surprised your correspondent didn’t mention crew cooperation.  In the Vulcan, astro was a five man job, so no one got worn out.  The Nav-Plotter directed operations and put lines on the chart, but his four servants did everything else for him.  Either navigator was capable of doing the pre-calc on our wonderful form, but the nav-radar usually did it, because a.  On long trips over the sea there wasn’t much else to do, and b.  Many were frustrated Plotters wanting to keep their hand in.  Whichever navigator filled a particular part of the form, the other double checked it.  The cussedness of nature was allowed to send you miles off track, but you had to arrive in that position professionally. http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Sights-perpendicular-course-DavidPike-nov-2014-g29149 Dave

    Re: The Great Circle Challenge
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Dec 26, 19:39 -0800


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