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Re: Computerized A/C
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Computerized A/C
- From: "Brian K. Michalk" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 08:21:46 -0500 (CDT)
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-Reply-To: <35804DD3.220F72B@iu.net> from "Alan Shaw" at Jun 11, 98 05:36:19 pm
> Maybe my plane after this one I can just put my finger on a spot on the
> moving map and it will fly me their. With guy's like you, Nate Calvin,
> Jim Agnew etc. I think it can be done.
Oh, it can be done.
I've downloaded the navaid database from the NFDC (National
Flight Data Center). While I was in Jamaica late last year on
vacation, I whipped up a quick and dirty moving map display.
I brought all of the data for Florida with me and was pleased
to discover that I was able to cobble up a display with
moving capability (scrolling), and zooming functions with
simulated lat/long as input.
The NFDC data also allows me to plot runways which was very exciting
to see. I know some of the current GPS's have this, and I love
this function when flying into large airports with multiple
runways. Unfortunately, I've only got so many hours in a day.
NewAviation, the Goose and a new girlfriend make pretty efficient
use of my time.
Brian Michalk <http://www.awpi.com/michalk>
Life is what you make of it ... never wish you had done something.
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