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    Re: Running down an Astro-Position Line
    From: Bill Ritchie
    Date: 2021 Mar 15, 23:38 +0000
    David,  You said "I think that I should find a pdf of the book (better still a paper copy) ". "Alone over the Tasman Sea" is available as a Kindle book for GBP 2.49 and in paperback on Amazon New Zealand for nearly 10 times that price.

    I learned on Tiger Moths too ... first solo on 10th April 1959. I missed visiting NZ this year NZ this summer, due Covid. First miss in 20 years.

    Bill Ritchie.

    On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 10:16 PM David C <NoReply_DavidC@fer3.com> wrote:

    I  read Chichester's book about his Tasman flight fifty or more years ago after I borrowed the book from the library. I have not read the book since but it is what sparked my interest in navigation. I remember visiting  a Marine Department basement office where a mature lady with her hair in a bun sold me a copy of HD 486 (214). I also purchased my vernier sextant from an ancient mariner. Then nothing much happened until I joined this forum and began to study the subject seriously.

    I think that I should find a pdf of the book (better still a paper copy) and study this forum's discussions about Chichester. I want to understand the diagrams in his book.

    FWIIW I came withing a few weeks of getting a Tiger Moth type rating but unfortnately someome put it over on its tail before I could fly it solo. To quote from my very brief log book

    1971  March 14  DH82 Self (student)  ZK BUO Aerobatics   25 min

    I have just realised -   two days ago was the 50th anniversary of that flight!

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