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FS2004 GPS

Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:00 am


Everytime I try to fly over the pond GPS automatically routes me way up toward alaska then does this great circle route thing back toward Frankfurt. I've gone up and down the east coast: BOS, PHL, MIA, ATL, IAD, EWR to all different places in europe and they all do the same thing. Is this a glitch that can be easily fixed?
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RE: FS2004 GPS

Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:16 am

Oh great. I'm getting ready to do my first FS2004 overseas flight via GPS, so I'm gonna hold off and see what response you get. Don't wanna waste my time if it doesn't work. That would suck.
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RE: FS2004 GPS

Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:47 am

When you went to the flight planner did you chose direct GPS? If so that would be the problem, you would need to chose 'high altitude' for the VOR to VORs.


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RE: FS2004 GPS

Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:36 am

i learned long ago to make my own flightplans with the flightplanner for anything long haul. Its easy enough to do... just create a direct GPS route, then edit it by clicking on the line and dragging it to a navpoint (waypoint, vor, ndb, airport)... i normally use airways in my planning as well so i just follow the pink and blue lines as i go, adding every waypoint and navaid as i go.
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RE: FS2004 GPS

Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:47 pm

FS 2k2 does this as well sometimes...it tried to route me PHL-LHR via Algiers and Rome...

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RE: FS2004 GPS

Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:02 pm

Don't know about Alaska, but the most direct route from say NYC or Boston to Northern Europe does go over a lot of Canada. Most atlases use the 'Mercator Projection', which is misleading - looks as if the correct route is due west from New York. In fact the direction is pretty nearly north-east. New York is a long way south of Frankfurt - 40 degrees latitude as opposed to 50 degrees. New York is actually at about the same latitude as Madrid.

Don't worry, KBU, the great circle route is actually the shortest way!
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