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Monty Fowler

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Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« on: September 27, 2014, 09:34:12 AM »

At long last, after a search that lasted decades and cost millions of dollars, Fred Noonan's bubble octant has been located, and with it, the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan has been conclusively and irrefutably solved, as the picture below amply demonstrates:



You're welcome.

LTM, who can't handle the bubbly,
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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 09:46:52 AM »

Bad form, Monty, baaaaad...  ::)
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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 09:53:06 AM »

OMG! Is that the long-lost inverting eyepiece, too?
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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 09:54:57 AM »

Did Fred need a special eyepiece to see things inverted?  ???

Wait a minute... sorry, that's more to do with duplicate images.  :P
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Krystal McGinty-Carter

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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 02:22:35 PM »

A "bubbly octant."  It all makes sense now.
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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014, 02:35:28 PM »

 ;)

Deserved or not, poor Noonan had a bit of a reputation...
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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 07:26:49 PM »

This is truly a special instrument. Not only does it take the sun down to the horizon, it takes the navigator down to the horizon as well. All the better to observe the stars. ::)
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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 08:03:26 PM »

Gives new meaning to the sun being over the yard arm.  I think they used to sell these type of sextants by the case....

Where on earth did you find that image?  Is there a maker's serial and USNO number?

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Monty Fowler

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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2014, 01:15:57 PM »

Unfortunately, Mr. McKenna sir, I was forced to sign a 327-page non-disclosure agreement that included a unique death by evisceration rider, so I am unable to respond to any specific queries. The photo must stand on its own merits and without any additional qualifications, queries or absolutions.

Or something like that.

LTM, who hasn't visibly viscerated in quite some time,
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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2014, 02:46:04 PM »

"...sign a 327-page non-disclosure agreement..."

You joined 'Stratus', and they gave you an artifact of Fred's that Gary had laid back somewhere!!!  You DOG!  :D
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Monty Fowler

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Re: Noonan's octant found, Earhart mystery solved for all time
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 06:32:25 AM »

Funny you should mention Stratus. I popped over to their website yesterday and it seemed pretty quiet. I assume that means the fundraising is going on in the background.

Even though I think they're wrong, I wish them success - SOMEONE has to wrap this mystery up. Amelia and Fred deserve that.

LTM,
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