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Thankyou. ISEC, intersection, should have worked that one out myself!
Nice website too.
On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 15:30:56 -0400, Beech45Whiskey <email@example.com>
>Beech45Whiskey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> These are called intersections. Intersections are where two or more VOR
>> radials cross and have been officially identified for the purpose of
>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
>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.