A soaring tribute
“Ponies of the Southern Sky” (EQUUS 460) was engaging on many levels. Colonel Ronald Smith’s tribute to the animals of the South Pole expeditions--by naming navigational waypoints after them---is both unique and lasting.
In the other direction, readers might find it interesting that the great Thoroughbred Cigar was named by his owner and breeder (Allen Paulson, a pilot and onetime owner of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation) after a navigation waypoint in the Gulf of Mexico. Kristin Nelson Kent, Washington