Well I was monitoring some ACARS messages in the SE US tonight and I came across this message sent by a FedEx MD-10.
Thats what the message said. Does anyone know what that would mean.
I think those are co-oridnates.
Aircraft use them when flying over ocean becasue there is no fixed navigation aids like VOR's and NDB's in the sea. 😉
Over the Atlantic there are different tracks....named after the phonetic alphabet, alpha, brave etc. and pilots will follow one of these depending on their ETOPS rating and weather as well as other variables.
It has to gain clearence first though so that could be why you heard the message.
I think this could be what it is, its certainly what it looks like 😉
Yes you are correct. I jsut looked around and thats it. It goes like the expected time to cross the waypoint, the coordinates, I think the temperature then the winds. This program really amazes me. Airnav ACARS Decoder 2.
Its sounds like an intersting programme....where did you get it?? 😀
They are great products. I have the ACARS Decoder 2 and the Flight Tracker also.
Thanks Jared 😉