Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Retro Wednesday

Barbers Point based VR-8 flew R5Ds (C-54s) from west coast CONUS to Guam.
They still employed latitude flying. Pick a latitude north or south of destination
by sunsight. Dead reckon the long. Then fly the appropriate heading until picking
up the beacon. Ameilia wasn't so good at that.

Midway Island and Somoa.

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