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    Sight Form and Training Aid in Newport
    From: Byron Franklin
    Date: 2011 Jun 14, 12:36 -0700

    Byron, I have completed the first teaching Celestial Navigation at
    the Seaman's Church Institute of Newport.
    The teaching, using a special Training NAVAID.(Two Minute Star Finder)
    is unique and I think much better than a black board or other means.
    If you want to see more of the Training NAVAID and how to set it up
    see NAVLIST 14 AUG 2009 #1735 power point.
    The Class sets the Star Finder to solve much of the SIGHT FORM blank fill in to rough answers before, entering GHA, SHA LHA and AP LAT&LONG using the Nautical Almanac.. The WEB grid gives near correct answers obtained later from HO 229 for HC and ZN. As the Sight Form is filled out, the class learning is reinforced visually. The instructor can point out: Lat, Long, GHA, LHA, SHA, DEC on the Training Aid.NAVAID.
    Two other Stars are worked on the form and they are also visually reinforced by the Star Finder.
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