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Re: Sextants and Airport Security
From: Ken Gebhart
Date: 2011 Apr 8, 12:54 -0500
I suggest carrying a Celestaire catalog with the sextant, which will explain its use.
On Apr 7, 2011, at 7:12 PM, Robert Eno wrote:
Has anyone tried to carry their sextant on board an aircraft since 9/11 and all of the security foolishness that has come to pass since then?
Prior to 9/11, I used to visit friends in the US on a regular basis and brought my sextant with me to practice on the water. Even back then, I got a lot of quizzical looks from the security drones but was able to get through OK.
I am wondering what the situation is nowadays. I cannot even imagine consigning my sextant to general baggage and would still want to carry it on board with me but I can imagine that it must be a real hassle to get it past the airport screening.
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