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How do I convert and test lat/long for flight routes?

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General Aviation, Instrument Rating, Private Pilot, Student Pilot

When filling out user routing on flight planning tools or flight plans, I've typically just used DIRECT or airports/nav aids, my routes are pretty simple.

It looks like you can do a lot more but I'm not finding a great "user manual" or even what the format is called so I can research it further.

This seems to work and I can type it into SkyVector to test: ADM090005 ( The ADM VOR, 090 radial, 5mi away )

A lat/lon example I see is: 3349N/09640W but I don't know how they got it or where I could test it to see if I entered it correctly...kind of a big deal. Do you have a favorite conversion tool I can use for practice?

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  1. Chris Carlson on Jan 26, 2013

    Im not sure if this will help, but here is a duats example of how to enter data. It appears from my little bit of use that foreflight does the same method.


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