Using GPS coordinates (latitude/longitude) in the Route field

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If you make off-airport landings (hopefully intentionally), you can still record your landing points in the Route field on the Flight Entry screen.

To do this, use the following format to record each GPS point as an "airport code" in your Route:


This corresponds to the point at 41°42' N 77°03' W.

From the Flight Viewer, when you click the Map and Distance icon next to the Route, the GPS points will be mapped along with the airports along your route. Distance and bearing information will be calculated for your GPS points just as it is for airports.

Note that elevation for GPS points is set to zero, regardless of the actual terrain at that point.

Also note that country, state and timezone information for the GPS point is taken from the closest airport to that point. This may yield unexpected results if the closest airport is in a different country, state, or time zone than your GPS point.

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