Pioneer Mark 3 Model 1 Aircraft Octant

Charles Lindbergh made daytime celestial observations with this octant while Anne flew the Tingmissartoq from the rear seat. The bubble level was problematic and leaked during their flight.

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This octant was used by the Lindberghs in the Tingmissartoq.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: Eric Long
NASM2012-02206
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This octant was used by the Lindberghs in the Tingmissartoq.
This octant was used by the Lindberghs in the Tingmissartoq.
This octant was used by the Lindberghs in the Tingmissartoq.