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Easily find distance between airports

By Xavi J’s request, I’ve just implemented a new improvement on the Flight Distance Calculations (under Pilot Tools)

Xavi requested to get contextual help in finding the airport he wanted to calculate the distance to.

What this means is that you can now start typing the name of the airport, and you’ll immediately get a list of airports whose names match what you’re typing.
Let’s se an example:

Say you want to calculate the distance from Miami INTL (KMIA) to Fort Lauderdale Executive but you don’t remember its ICAO identifier.
You then go to Pilot Tools, then Distance, Time & Course.

You now write KMIA in the From field. You’ll see we’ve added a new filed: Search for. Start typing “Fort Lauderdale” and you’ll see how you get a number of suggestions. Like this: Continue reading “Easily find distance between airports” »

Get the map for the Route!

Starting today, whenever you ask for the METAR enroute from A to B, you’ll also get a link to map showing you very useful info.
Check it out with this Route from Rochester,NY to Kalamazoo.
Or with this other Route From Miami INTL to San Francisco INTL. Ain’t that GREAT?
(The later is a good example of a great difference between the straight -projection- line and the orthodromic line)
The orthodromic (great circle) is the line we use to calculate the distance and true course.