PSP 72 ; Lost over the Pacific

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We’re looking at the incredible tale of a Cessna 188 that got lost over the Pacific Ocean in 1978. An Air New Zealand DC-10 began a search for the small aircraft using back to basics stopwatch & compass navigation and looking at the sun and sky to figure out where to go. In this video podcast we’ll be examining the techniques used in locating the Cessna.

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  1. This is a story I’ve been telling to audiences here in Australia for decades. I learned of this story first in a Readers Digest many years ago. I then saw a movie about this incident. The searching aircraft had mysteriously become an American one. But the actual facts of the story came to me when I received a long letter and documents from Captain Gordon Vette himself.

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