A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: John D. Howard
Date: 2016 Jul 27, 09:39 -0700
Your message brought back some good memories for me. I learned cel-nav from my navigators when I flew in the Air Force. The first book I bought on navigation was "Common Sense Celestial Navigation". By then I had a TI sincetific calculator ( with the red display) and hated the 9.xxxxx log tables so I never really looked at the tables in the book - I used the formulas.
I even went out and bought one of those ugly, black plastic EBBCO sextants. Still have it and the book.
The book came out too late to have much impact I think. HO 249, trig calculators, computers and all overtook log trig tables. It takes minamialists like me ( and you I think ) to like the back to basics paper and pencil way.