SearchSearch 

Question about ACARS

Pro Member Captain
Jared Captain

Well I was monitoring some ACARS messages in the SE US tonight and I came across this message sent by a FedEx MD-10.

#DFB8WT406160234M066M389329798293218000421
023424N2716W08206032969M3882720290
024024N2736W08251036022M4722730390
024625N2756W08337036026M4732820390
025225N2815W08423036028M4732930370
Thats what the message said. Does anyone know what that would mean.

5 Responses

Pro Member Chief Captain
pilotwannabe Chief Captain

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 😉

Pro Member Captain
Jared Captain

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.

Pro Member Chief Captain
pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Its sounds like an intersting programme....where did you get it?? 😀

Pro Member Captain
Jared Captain

www.airnavsystems.com

They are great products. I have the ACARS Decoder 2 and the Flight Tracker also.

Pro Member Chief Captain
pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Thanks Jared 😉

All times are GMT Page 1 of 1

Related Questions