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    Re: Kansas: heartland of celestial navigation
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2015 Oct 29, 15:38 -0400

    On 10/29/2015 2:22 PM, Alan S wrote:
    > As for the seeming oddity of a navigation item supplier being located in
    > Kansas, the following old saying comes to mind. "Everyone has to be
    > somewhere".
    Having lived in Wichita, KS it is not as odd a location as you might
    first believe. AirBus, Boeing, Beechcraft, Cessna, Learjet and others
    have manufacturing facilities there, as well as a host or suppliers and
    related firms including avionics.
    It is almost impossible to avoid living below someones flight path, from
    civilian to military. Being centrally located there are also
    cross-country stopovers for military aircraft. (It was there I learned
    to identify an overhead Navy fighter, as its wings pivot forward in
    preparation for landing if memory serves.)
    So it's pretty much the "Field of Dreams" story. Ken placed Celestaire
    there and the others came. ;-)

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