Cessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8384 times:
I'm a huge fan of the north pole crossings. From teh SQ to SIN to all of the CO Asia flights, I love flying over the north pole. Porblem though. In the summer when you can see the ground, theres kind of a thing called sliding scenery. And also, if I get too close to the pole depending the route I take it glitches up and my plane just stops midair and just kind of chills there. Anyone know anything about this and if theres a fix for it?
Thanks in advance
N.B. I did a search on this. I am refering more to the sliding scenery not jus tthe invisible wall thats at the pole.
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Justplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8225 times:
real aircraft can be confused as well but they don't freeze in mid air (well i suppose they do thinking about it).Real aircraft have the option of changing from magnetic heading to geographic heading when near the north pole i don't know if there are any add on aircraft with geographic heading option that allows them to fly near the n pole.What confuses the aircraft navigation systems is that you may be heading N,W or East at the north pole but of course all directions are south.
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