Contrails67 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 68 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 25457 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.
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1651 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 25344 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.
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 25323 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.
SunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5430 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 25178 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.
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.
Pagophilus From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 24989 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.