A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2016 Aug 31, 14:28 -0700
Speaking of The Riddle of the Sands, just six years, Hewitt Schlereth noted:
There are some more general sources for aiming off, often quite good reading, just as a good read. I'm thinking of Harold Gatty who was Wiley Post's navigator in the Lockeed Vega (?) Winnie Mae. There he details how he made sure he found the re-fuel sites by aiming off so as to always know which way to turn when he reached a known land feature - often a river.
Then there's Erskin Childer's novel The Riddle of the Sands, in which aiming off plays a crucial part."
Just a little NavList nostalgia...