Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17383 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted
Tue Jan 12 2010 21:49:00 UTC (5 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5222 times:
Quoting Ren41 ( Thread starter): Also, are the NAT's adjusted frequently or are their routes fairly consistent over long periods of time?
As I understand it they are adjusted quite frequently based on conditions. I seem to remember something about weekly. Then again I have a fever so I could be delirious.
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LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27709 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted
Tue Jan 12 2010 22:37:56 UTC (5 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
The North Atlantic Track structure is revised daily.
An optimal route is developed daily between JFK- LHR and LHR- JFK with the remainder of the tracks are built to the north and south. (there is a fixed track down towards Florida that does not change)
The daily updated track advisory messages can be viewed courtesy of the FAA at;
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Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22492 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted
Tue Jan 12 2010 23:29:27 UTC (5 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5204 times:
Quoting Starlionblue ( Reply 1): As I understand it they are adjusted quite frequently based on conditions. I seem to remember something about weekly.
How about daily?
They're based on the winds, trying to minimize flight times. That means trying to stay in the winds as much as possible going east, and avoid them as much as possible going west.
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