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    Re: Height by sextant angle
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2014 Dec 15, 07:59 -0800
    Oops on me, David. Thank you. I don't have any of Shute's books on hand since my last move and was winging it, so to speak, on the British dirigibles. Another good read on dirigibles - the German ones - is Doctor Eckener's Dream Machine. Good descriptions of events on the scheduled runs between Hamburg and Rio and a round the world passage.


    On Dec 15, 2014, at 1:26 AM, David Pike <NoReply_DavidPike@fer3.com> wrote:

    Sorry, I should have said "A quick look in Hughes "History of Air Navigation" reveals no mention of the R34's" double Atlantic crossing in 1919.  The private v government airships were the Government funded privately designed R100 built at Howden in Yorkshire and the the Government funded Air Ministry designed R101 assembled at Cardington in Bedfordshire.  The R100 and R101 arrived ten years after the R34 in 1929/30 although Major Scott had an involvement with all three.  The R101 crashed in bad weather on its first major flight.  After some teething problems, it had been test flown previously with the main players stating they were now satisfied with the ship. 

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