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How To Find Location Of A Waypoint  
User currently offlineContrails67 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 20936 times:

In Flightaware, the route is usually posted, however I would like to know how to find where a particular waypoint is located. Here's a sample portion of a route from an airline flying from the middle east: ELOSA B457 BAH UL602 TASMI .

Also, is there a way to decode where the position of a aircraft is based on the tracklog that is shown in Flightaware.


Thanks,

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User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1589 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 20907 times:

On airnav you can check on waypoint lat longs but I don't think anything in the mideast is on there.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 20904 times:



Quoting Tb727 (Reply 1):
On airnav you can check on waypoint lat longs but I don't think anything in the mideast is on there.

Nope. I tried that in an attempt to respond to the thread starter  Wink



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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 20872 times:

This site seems to have several of them:


http://www.opennav.com/waypoint/BA/ELOSA

http://www.opennav.com/navaid/BAH

http://www.opennav.com/waypoint/IZ/TASMI


User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1630 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20820 times:

One of my very favorite websites is http://www.skyvector.com - type in a flight plan like the one you have listed and watch the magic happen. This site is especially useful for IFR cross-country planning, in my experience.

Of course, this isn't of much use in the Middle East.

[Edited 2010-01-21 21:41:00]


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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 20799 times:

One thing you can do is look up the lat/long in flight simulator (also cross ref with a google search) and then go to Google Earth and put in the co-ords. That will show you roughly where the waypoint is in the real world.

I did this to find the location of a number of VOR's. VOR's are easy to spot in the physical world but waypoints are just geographic co-ordinates.


User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 4962 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 20654 times:



Quoting Contrails67 (Thread starter):
Also, is there a way to decode where the position of a aircraft is based on the tracklog that is shown in Flightaware.

I know of no comprehensive list of way points. The best I have come across is on www.fallingrain.com/world
There is a list of all countries with cities and airway way points but I don't believe it is exhaustive.

You might want to play around with
http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$p.../pages/search/search_dist_apt.html
This might show some of the en route way points.

Good luck !


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 20559 times:



Quoting Contrails67 (Thread starter):
Also, is there a way to decode where the position of a aircraft is based on the tracklog that is shown in Flightaware.

Sure. I'm looking at the track log of AA1 from today (25 Jan):
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A.../20100125/1414Z/KJFK/KLAX/tracklog

The first track point says:
40.62 -73.77

Highlight both of those cells in the table and hit Ctrl-C to copy (or whatever the equivalent is on a Mac...option-C? command-C?) Now go to maps.google.com and paste those numbers into the location box and click the button. And there's the location on a map.


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 20531 times:

BAH is probably Bahrain

User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 20512 times:

If you have access to a flight simulator with an appropriate database, use the "Fix" page as a start. Many, but not all, aircraft have this feature, as it depends on the specific FMS installed.

User currently offlinePagophilus From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 20465 times:



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 9):
If you have access to a flight simulator with an appropriate database, use the "Fix" page as a start. Many, but not all, aircraft have this feature, as it depends on the specific FMS installed.

I was going to say something very similar. Get a flight simulator. I believe X-Plane is on special. Get XPGoodway for Xplane, and you can plan flight routes etc and see them on a map. It has a very good dabase of waypoints, though I'm not sure how up-to-date it is since DAFIF was removed from the public domain.


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