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Miles Distant Measure

Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:53 am

doesn anyones know where I can find flight measures.

for example:

when u enter DFW-LGW, the map shows a distant line between the 2 airports and how far it is...??

and second is.....

when u enter something like this....

8000nm @ LHR, map shows a line circle....

please help me....

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RE: Miles Distant Measure

Thu Nov 15, 2001 1:11 am

What you're probably looking at is the "Great Circle" route. Since the earth is not flat, a flat map will not accurately depict the world. The shortest route (across the globe) appears as a curved line when drawn on a flat map. Look at a globe sometime, then measure the distance between 2 points with a string. You'll notice that although the string is a straight line, the lines of latitude are curved. On your flat map, the latitude lines are straight, but the route appears curved. Shortest distance betwreen 2 points is the great circle route.
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RE: Miles Distant Measure

Thu Nov 15, 2001 1:20 am

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RE: Miles Distant Measure

Thu Nov 15, 2001 1:24 am

I found what I been looking for, thanks alot..... Bombayhog ! Big grin

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