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    Re: Sextants and Airport Security
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2011 Apr 7, 20:15 -0400
    I have done it.  The last time was 2004.  It did get a hand-exam of the box from the drone, but as long as the explosives wipe test is negative, you should have no trouble.
    I would certainly not check it for a variety of reasons.
    In a message dated 4/7/2011 8:12:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, enoid@northwestel.net writes:
    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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