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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 960 times:

The following route was taken from an actual flight:

LAX.GMN2.GMN..PXN.V301.SUNOL..OAK

After looking at this route, I must ask: why are certain identifiers separated by one "period" while others are separated by two "periods"? What's the significance of this? Thanks.

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User currently offlineJetpilot500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 899 times:

I'm not 100% sure, however, I think that the double dot (..) shows the connection between a SID (Departure Route) to the enroute portion of the flight. Also, later in the flight, it shows transition from enroute to the arrival routing, however, this particular flight plan does not have a STAR (arrival route). So the double dots just show the separation from enroute to destination. Other than these times, one dot separates all of the other fixes.

User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3466 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 880 times:

You're reading an AA flight plan routing discription so a single dot separates waypoints and routings while two dots indicates a "direct" leg between the two points.

>LAX.GMN2.GMN..PXN.V301.SUNOL..OAK

Translated to:

Los Angeles VOR to Gorman2 departure to Gorman VOR .direct to. Panoche VOR to V310 airway to SUNOL intersection .direct to. Oakland VOR.




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