Thank you all!
I’m back in the pink and feeling great.
Sorry about the delay in responding to your post.
It’s nice of you to offer your help. Don’t be surprised if I take you up on that. I ordered Elgen Long’s book the other day. It should be here soon.
I also strongly agree that the Electra is somewhere at the bottom of the ocean very near Howland Island or Baker Island.
In your tutorial flight from the Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Oahu, Hawaii to Johnston Atol USA. NPS to PJON you are showing a daytime arrival procedure and mentioning Elgen Long,s theory. I guess this is also known as the " single landfall LOP procedure" in other places. (single meaning single star)
I take it that, when you made your successful flight to Howland, you used the same offset you refer to as "the circle of uncertainty" by turning a few degrees left or right sometime before reaching Howland.
My guess is that FN would have used this procedure as well and turned a few degrees left or right, after acquiring his last accurate three star shots, shortly before dawn.
..........just my guess, any thoughts anyone?
Last edited by NikeHerk67; 07-20-2012 at 10:53 AM.
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