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    Re: Modern celestial navigation: when and why?
    From: Frank Atkins
    Date: 2015 Feb 12, 17:09 -0800

    Dave,

    I worked in the field of aviation engineering most of my life and apart from other things was a qualified tech in the area of Auto Pilots and Flight Director systems. I stepped out of the business as glass panels were becoming a reality.

    In todays world, as with aviation, I cannot see a need for the sextant on the bridge of a modern ship. In the event of a power failure a battery powered pocket GPS would be more useful, as it would in a lifeboat.

    Okay I shall go and wash my mouth out with soap :)

    Frank A.

     

       
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