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    Re: Hp by Doniol for Aircraft
    From: Antoine Couëtte
    Date: 2014 Dec 11, 11:48 -0800

    Hello Greg,

    If am right, this "M. Doniol" was a French Engineer who also invented an excellent sextant, the best one I ever used.

    But these sextants are very difficult to find nowadays.

    When a young F8 Fighter pilot in the French Navy, not qualified yet then for night landings onboard Aircraft Carriers, I was regularly using the Captain's Sextant for twilight Celnav fixes. The Captain / Commanding Officer of the Aircraft Carrier "FOCH" was the son of "the" M. Doniol just mentioned here-above, and he was extremely kind in giving me permission to regularly use his own (and treasured) "father given" Doniol Sextant.

    Best Regards

    Antoine M. "Kermit" Couëtte


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