SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

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SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

Postby BrettC » Sat Jan 29 2011, 14:35

http://skyvector.com/

Nice to see the technology is there, would love to see it in Australian airspace!
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Re: SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

Postby Bedouin Prince » Sat Jan 29 2011, 22:56

Just looks like a VTC to me.
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Re: SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

Postby Bosco » Sat Jan 29 2011, 23:00

Is that just weather data overlapped on an aviation chart?

I would have thought any decent web designer could put together something like that!
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Re: SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

Postby lelebebbel » Sun Jan 30 2011, 04:03

Its the complete USA in 1:500,000 (so called "sectional charts", pretty much equivalent to the Aussie VNCs) plus 1:250,000 charts for large airports.
It includes a point-and-click flight planner (right click), mouse-over weather data for all airports with METAR/TAF services, a full online airport directory with up to date fuel prices and everything, as well as all IFR enroute charts, low and high altitude.

Extremely useful, especially for longer flights.
Oh, and its free.

I would have thought any decent web designer could put together something like that!


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Re: SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

Postby Eric Hunt » Sun Jan 30 2011, 09:45

Come on guys, before you bag it, how about you open the program and run it?

It is pretty clever, with more features in some respects than our own Airnav (from Sentient Aviation in Melb, an excellent program for flight planning and mapping).
I'm glad we don't have that density of controlled airspace, too hard for this old dog. Woof.
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Re: SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

Postby black duck » Sun Jan 30 2011, 10:43

Yeah, but it takes all the fun out of commiting aviation! Busting the end off the HB pencil on the whiz wheel,rifling through 30,000 WAC charts only to discover that you haven't got the one you need,ERCS,VTC'S,ERSA,VFG :? MET????? :? :? Choking on caster oil, hun on your tail........... :D
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Re: SkyVector.com - If only we had something like this!

Postby vic » Mon Jan 31 2011, 02:48

Cool idea ... would be great as an iPad app with GPS - potentially then feeding live info on weather, radio channels, clearances, etc etc... would make for a very powerful gadget!

Prob would need a bit more than a 'good web designer'... as a software developer I know that kinda thing wouldn't be done overnight!

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