contrails67
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How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:00 pm

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.


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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:09 pm

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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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:17 pm



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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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:52 pm

 
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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:38 am

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.

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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:39 am

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.
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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:59 pm



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.

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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:04 pm



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.
 
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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:50 pm

BAH is probably Bahrain
 
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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:44 am

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.
 
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RE: How To Find Location Of A Waypoint

Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:41 am



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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