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Flight Plan Fix points. How would navigate without GPS

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Hi AllIf you dont have gps how would you navigate to a fix point on a flight plan. If weather conditions were less than min VFR, would you only be able to depend ATC (if IFR file) to determine if you were on course? RegardsBobG

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Hi UweWell, I have been admiring FSNavigator and was creating a flight plan.Although I had requested VOR to VOR nav it managed to put in a fix point in the flight plan. Fine and dandy if using a GPS. Of course a lot of addon stuff will fly it for you internally though did not find that very realistic so the question arose about the fix point. I guess if I had an intertial nav system I would be OK.ThanksBobG

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Bob,Go read up on good old fashioned radio navigation. ;) :D ;) Most of the procedures out there in the real world require nothing more than a Cessna with a VOR course deviation indicator and a DME unit. Remember the Boeing 727 - no GPS, no FMC, no inertial nav - nada! Just VOR radials and DME.

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Pilotage and Dead reckoning? LOL!!This does work in FS with weather, as I have recreated some of my solo cross country flights. Seems MS did put many (all? most? some?) of the ground references shown on sectionals. I found all the ground references that I used in the real flight. I downloaded real weather, got out my E6B, did my wind correction and ground speed problems and VIOLA! I arrived at the points just about perfectly!!The same procedure would apply to fixes if you have coordinates, and can figure your distances.It was great fun to do this...It added a great new dimension to FS!!try it out!Scott

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