Oh good ole Adm Homoto, now that's a saying from the past, I'm impressed Zap..... I had heard this rumor several years ago as well, it was my understanding that they had not canceled the course, but had changed it so that they no longer had to do the calculations long hand and were allowed to use a nav calculator.Zaphod said:I find that singularly difficult to believe. If it is true, then the ******* who made the decision should be busted down to SR and drummed out of the Navy.
I HATED celestial nav at USNA simply because I never got it. Later, however, when I went to Navigator School, I discovered just how easy it really is once you know what numbers to pull from the tables and books. It is a beautiful science, and shockingly accurate if done with care.
I can't conceive of HoMoTo, the Happy Japanese Admiral, having been retired!
Well at Kings Point since we actually need to learn how to navigate a ship properly ......Zaphod said:Wow! They issued you a sextant? We had to share a few borrowed plastic ones.
They should still teach longhand. Nav Computers can break, too. This isn't Star Trek.