buggar...cant fit my 1980 trip. Tried to attach a .kmz file from Google earth but that didnt work !
Exmouth Broome Kupang Denpasar Djakarta Singapore Hadyai Bangkok Rangoon Calcutta Nagpur Ahmedabad Karachi Bahrain somewhere in Saudi ..then Jeddah I think... Luxor Cairo Iraklion Athens Naples Marsailes (spellink goin to r/s due one too many G&T) Mustard ...eh ? somewhere in France where they have great mustard....arh yes DIJON....then finally Shannon on St Patrick;s day. I will never forget the Irish Custom's officers when they came on board. "well lads , it is St Paddy's day. Lets just go down the pub and we'll do the clearance tomorrow" Lovely people. What a contract. Best ever.
I am interested which type of GPS receivers/loggers did you use to store the flown tracks. and what setups and programs are you using. I am using a Garmin 60 CSX with external antenna, sticking to the overhead window in the helicopter. My other device is a Qstarz BT-Q1000X which can log at max 4 times/second (if ever needed).
in answer to Flighttest-Engineer........ firstly....my good buddy warns me...dont post to PPRuNe when S___t faced ! Well ya got me again. But as I said to him , ya gotta provide a bit of entertainment sometimes. Re the query from Flttest-engineer.....when I did the first big ferry there was no such thing as GPS. We had VLF-OMEGA but it was useless so we used conventional ADF VOR DME + finger on an ONC chart. VLF Omega BTW was a system primarily for submarines ! Second big ferry we did have LORAN C but it only had limited coverage...big gaps as I remember , anywhere where the Yanks had no interest. What an adventure.....and it still is
Maybe I have not placed my first question precisely enough: I meant the technique behind the actual (live) track recording used during the flight. Setting up a route and to display it in GE might be intersting and informative, but I prefer to track the real track and to display it afterwards by convetring it to adequate format for display on a map or in GE.
I am fully familiar with the Omega Navigation System (I have been a member of the intl. Omega Association years ago). Loran C is also no miracle to me (I had it installed on a boat before GPS was available).
For the dislay of a flown track I am also using the recorded LAT/LONG parameters from the flight recorder (where available and acessible) and I am generally interested in the used different technical solutions.
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