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GMN4 EHF MVA BAM TWF DBS LWT 4902N
10827W YYN NCAE YYQ 6000N 09000W 6300N
08000W 6530N 07000W LAT9 DARUB 6800N
05000W 6800N 04000W 6700N 03000W 6500N
02000W RATSU UN610 BARKU UN610 STN UN615
LAKEY NUGRA BNN1B
GMN4 means it took the GORMAN FOUR standard instrument departure (SID
See a list of SIDs for KLAX here:
The GORMAN FOUR departure chart showing the procedure is here:
The STAR is so there is a standardized way of departing the runway then getting out of the airspace around the airport and transitioning to the en-route (cruise) environment in terms of speed, altitude, and location.
Then it flew towards the EHF VORTAC (a navigational transmitter; this one named Shafter) at Bakersfield, CA
Then it continued towards the MVA (named Mina) VORTAC at Mina, NV
Then it flew towards the BAM (named Battle Mountain) VORTAC at Battle Mountain, NV
(skipped a few entries here)
Then it flew towards 49 degrees north 108 degrees west (the latitude/longitude location) which is around the U.S./Canada border between Idaho and Sasketchewan.
You can use http://maps.google.com
to pinpoint the exact spot based on the given lat/lon coordinates as they accept lat/lon.
...and so forth...
I think you should be able to find location information for all non-lat/lon names - but if not, let me know and I'll compile a full list.
The standard terminal arrival route (STAR) into LHR
/EGLL is BNN1B, which is the Bovingdon BNN1B arrival route. Bovingdon is one of the major posts in which LHR
arrival routes are funnelled toward and then held in 'stacks' waiting for their turn, and then subsequently gets fed by ATC into an orderly line marching towards the assigned runway.
Bovingdon handles traffic in the NW
area, Lambourne handles NE area traffic, Biggin Hill handles SE
area traffic, and Ockham handles SW
You can find UK SID and STAR charts here:
Click on the 'UK Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)' link.
Click on the 'Aerodrome Index - Specific' link along the left side.
Click on the 'London Heathrow - EGLL' link
Click on the 'STARs via Bovingdon Chart' link to download the BNN STARs.
A direct link is:
For the U.S., you can find navaid information -- as well as airport, routes, fixes, etc. -- by going to http://www.airnav.com
then picking the appropriate tab.
For most of the U.S./Canada stuff, click on the 'Navaid' tab or go to http://www.airnav.com/navaids/
then enter the navaid name such as EHF. It will give you the navaid type as well as precise lat/lon so it can be plotted on maps.google.com if you like.
[Edited 2008-11-23 15:22:06]