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    Re: A sextant calibrator
    From: Antoine Couëtte
    Date: 2011 Feb 14, 11:23 -0800


    I see very well what you mean !

    Just one example of the same kind :

    My first military training A/C had us to perform a 53 (fifty three !!!!) item take off check list by heart (of course), .... Nice A/C though (made in France).

    A few years later, I flew my all time favorite A/C the F8E (FN) Crusader : only ... 5 items to check before taking off or being launched off, and just in case ... they were all written on a small placard in the cockpit (port side). For landing onboard the Carrier : 4 items this time shining on a second check-list displayed in the cockpit (starboard side).

    When landing ashore, one item less because no hook down.

    You might already have concluded that in the latter case some (former and active duty) US Navy Pilots had played a quite active part as members of the Manufacturer's Design Teams then (Chance Vought in Dallas, TX, in the early fifties).

    If such is your guessing, then my comment would be as follows :

    " While you might not be entirely correct in your conclusion, I suspect that you are a whole lot closer to being right than to being wrong. "

    (I really enjoyed that one ... so I had to find an excuse to return it back one way or another to its Author !!!)

    :-))) + :-)))


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