Sextant to Sat Nav

sat nav

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Start time: 19:30

End time: 20:30

Event Short Description

How did we navigate before the Sat Nav? An informative and historical talk by retired pilot with first hand knowledge

Event Information

Retired Pilot on evolution of the Sat Nav

An informative talk from a retired pilot with 45 years of aviation experience with a fund of informative, historical and amusing stories.

Peter Griffiths started flying with BOAC in 1967 as a Pilot and Navigator. He finished a few years ago, flying executive jets. He has run “steam driven” early jets, navigating by map, compass and sextant to sophisticated, computer driven aircraft, accurate to within a couple of feet.

He left BOAC in 1975 and spent 29 years with Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, rising to Fleet Manager B747, managing 19 aircraft. During that time he evacuated people from China, after Tiananmen Square and flew freighters during the first Gulf War. After Cathay, he flew executive jets and came to realise that the rich are indeed different.

Admission Details

Adult: £6


Child Age Limit:

Concession Details: £5 Members

Organiser Details

Name: Storrington Museum



Venue Details

Address: Storrington Museum, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4LL

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