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    Re: Modern celestial navigation: when and why?
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2015 Feb 12, 12:20 -0800

    Frank, I have never used c. nav on a boat but have used it in the air.  When I first started flying in the '60 it was a requirement.  Over the years I-nav then GPS took over ( as you know ) but I still liked the feel of c-nav.  I even would carry a Kollsman sextant sometimes on a long flight over the states.  ( USAir ).  Now that I am retired I do not do much flying, but I still shoot a LAN in my backyard or take my Davis 15 to a large lake or river and shoot the sun.

    I think like a lot of folks on the forum that there is no need for c-nav but on some level, late at night, over the Pacific I was a cousin to Cook or Magellen.

    Now, if the flood ever comes to Nebraska and Noah need a navigator, my skills are sharp.

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