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What does ISEC stand for in FSNavigator?

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September 9, 2005 12:10:25 AM

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On the map chart in FSNavigator there are what i think are beacons
symbolised by clear little triangles. The pop up info when my mouse is
over them labels them as ISEC's e.g ISEC Radno for the beacon(?) at
Radnor in Wales, UK.

There are the usual VOR's, NDB's etc but what is an ISEC?

Me

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September 9, 2005 1:03:09 AM

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Thankyou. ISEC, intersection, should have worked that one out myself!
Nice website too.

Me

On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 15:30:56 -0400, Beech45Whiskey <pjricc@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Beech45Whiskey <pjricc@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> These are called intersections. Intersections are where two or more VOR
>> radials cross and have been officially identified for the purpose of
>> navigation.
>
>Sorry, I should say that this is one way to identify an intersection.
>Other ways include a known DME distance along a single VOR radial.
>
>If you see a star-shaped icon in this map view, these would be GPS
>waypoints. GPS waypoints are similar to intersections, but are defined by
>their Latitude/Longitude coordinates. Since the GPS knows where it is at
>all times while moving, it will know the exact distance to and location of
>these waypoints.
>
>Up until recently, GPS waypoints have not appeared on IFR en route charts,
>at least in the US, but this is now changing. The US aviation regulators
>(FAA) are now in the process of rolling out published GPS routes, which
>will be more direct routes, and these routes will be depicted on IFR charts
>using GPS waypoints.
>
>Another tidbit about named intersections and GPS waypoints: They are
>always 5 characters long.
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