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Old 23rd Jan 2008, 12:30   #1 (permalink)
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Google Earth flight paths

Thought it might be interesting for ppruners to post their longer flights overlaid on Google Earth.

Create a path in Google Earth then click on File, Save, Save Image.

Here's a few of my flights over the last couple of years.

Just an idea.....

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Old 24th Jan 2008, 00:36   #2 (permalink)
 
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Couple of transatlantic flights I did in Bell 222s.



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Old 24th Jan 2008, 09:36   #3 (permalink)
 
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long range tanks

What kind of endurance did you have in that 222??
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 16:30   #4 (permalink)
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Just enough from what I've heard........They fitted a ferry tank in the Baggage Compartment, I believe they had 5 hours "ish".

But i also believe it was an amazing trip..........."maybe someday eh Vertical" now that your Busy in the North Sea
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 17:06   #5 (permalink)
 
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Super Puma Delivery

Here's one from June 2007.

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Old 24th Jan 2008, 23:39   #6 (permalink)
 
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Howya CVR,

Never actually had to use the fuel in the tank as we had 45-50kt tailwinds for the big sea crossings. Brilliant trips alright.
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Old 19th May 2010, 09:02   #7 (permalink)
 
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Couldn't get google earth to work but this gives you an idea



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Old 21st May 2010, 12:55   #8 (permalink)
 
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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.
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Old 21st May 2010, 13:00   #9 (permalink)
 
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Ten years later (1990)

Vancouver across Canadia to Greenland , Iceland on to Bombay.

Now that was quite an adventure with my good buddy Blaine Forman.

If I could only do Singapoore EAST to Vancouver I would be able to claim "around the world in a 61".

Dont think it will happen. poor old 61 has been relegated to the dinosaur category
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Old 21st May 2010, 15:30   #10 (permalink)
 
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Where's Canadia?
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Easy - where Canadians live!
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Old 21st May 2010, 16:26   #12 (permalink)
 
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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).
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Old 22nd May 2010, 02:59   #13 (permalink)
 
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A few of my flights...

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Old 22nd May 2010, 04:21   #14 (permalink)
 
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LOL! Brilliant
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Old 23rd May 2010, 07:10   #15 (permalink)
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Part of a GPS track that departs Emerald for Blackwater then over the Blackwater mine in Queensland, Australia.



Full track.

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Old 28th May 2010, 12:30   #16 (permalink)
 
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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
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Old 28th May 2010, 13:12   #17 (permalink)
 
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Thank you for your reply.

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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