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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 202 times:

Does EL AL fly around the Arabian peninsula using GPS or does it have to be hand flown? Does the crew program waypoints into the FMC and the autopilot turns at that waypoint? Do they fly throught the airspace of non-arab countries in that area because the bodies of water on both sides seem pretty narrow.


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 143 times:

I think the area in the middle of the Red Sea is international waters/airspace, so LY a/c do not fly through the airspace of any other countries in the region.


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User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 137 times:

Modern airplanes have several navigation systems.
In any flight the pilot enter the route plan into the computer and the autopilot fly the airplane waypoint to waypoint directly (unless “told” otherwise).
I don’t know if all El-Al airplanes have GPS (Their B744 are relative old) but I’m sore they use radio updating from radio station (VORs) in Arab countries.

I guess they fly exactly in the middle between Saudi Arabia and the African states.
The interesting question is whom are they talking with (ATC)?

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