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    Re: Hello again
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 Oct 8, 10:41 -0700
    It's convienent treating Polaris as a normal LOP since you can then advance it normally and the P&N correction also takes care of it (if using the H.O. 249 VOL 1 coordinates and 'Q" table.) And calculating Hc for Polaris using the "Q" table couldn't be easier.

    gl

    --- On Sat, 10/8/11, Larry Smith <larryiah---.com> wrote:

    From: Larry Smith <larryiah---.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Hello again
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 7:42 AM

    I've been away from my computer for a while. Still taking a few fixes every once in a while. Thanks to Gary Lapook, things are much easier within the cramped confines of my cockpit. The Polhemus computer/plotting board is a must if you do not have a desk to plot on. (You can't find the JNC charts anymore anyway.)

    I have been reading and learning. I think I know more now than I ever knew in the Air Force. The other night, I got a "three star" fix on the way from SFO to ORD. I was able to coach my First Officer on how to shoot the moon at his 5 O'Clock pos. then got Jupiter off of our nose and Kochab at our 8 O'Clock pos. I then crossed it with a Latitude by Polaris using the intercept method. Not sure I ever did something like that in the bomber.

    The young First Officers are amazed when they score a fix with the GPS position and its within 5 miles. I guess they don't teach stuff like that anymore. Just throwing out a DR position and taking a few cel. shots still works.
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