Rushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
If you know the latitude and longititude of your 2 cities you can use this site to get the distance between the two points.. it has a list of 326 cities that it already knows the details for... try it at:
Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6958 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
Looks like the www.vsv site calculates using a spherical earth, so it can be off by 10-20 miles or so. For lots of purposes that's good enough, but if you want the actual correct distance you can get the airport lat-lons from airnav.com or worldaerodata.com and go to Ed Williams' ever-useful site http://www.best.com/~williams/gccalc.htm to get the distance.
If you find a possible site and want to test it, try HNL-RAR, which should come out 2542.3 nm, and LED-ANC, which should come out 3556.8 nm. Also, the equator to the 45th parallel should be 2691.655 nm, while 45 degrees to the pole is 2708.975.