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    The Navigator's Newsletter
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2004 Dec 8, 08:40 -0400

    I just got my first two copies of The Navigator's Newsletter (Foundation for
    the Promotion of the Art of Navigation
    http://home.comcast.net/~navigate1/navigate1.html).  Fascinating stuff.  Of
    course I am starting out at Issues 82 and 83, so obviously I've missed a
    great deal (understatement).  However they have complete sets of back
    issues, so I ordered one.
    
    There are references to items like a WWII USN training film on Celestial
    Navigation by Magic Lamp Productions..."in less than an hour it covers the
    theory and then goes on to demonstrate the plotting of an LOP.  After
    showing it, we can get right down to actually working problems."
    
    The Institute of Navigation is planning to establish a virtual museum of
    navigational instruments.
    
    A map of voyages by a family cruiser, Fiona: 185,000 miles! -- and some
    stories from their cruises (Sigh).
    
    Reprint of Journal of Institute of Navigation 1970's paper about a graphical
    method for interpolating altitude for latitude and LHA using 229.
    
    A story from an F4 pilot about a flight over Laos in 1972.  His backseater,
    and old-school celestial navigator, observed stars by eye as they refueled
    in various places, as well as marking their lat/long electronically.  Later
    they compared his positions -- he was only 3-5 nm off!  (He later went MIA
    that same year).
    
    Reference to a 50-page document by Roger Jones called, "Celestial
    Navigation -- An Armchair Perspective".
    
    A contribution from our own George Huxtable, commenting on Dilemmas in
    Multiple Sight Position Solutions.
    
    An item by Bruce Stark about using a tin clock and a lunar observation.
    
    Great stuff.
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
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