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Oceanic Entry Point?

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Hi guys,I regulary hear on my scanner, 'NWA 53 routing via Otringham > Ilse of Main and the Oceanic Entry Point will be......'Can some supply me with some info about these OEP? Where they are and when they're used?Thanx for the help,:-waveEvert

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I wonder if it has to do with the switching of the aircraft to the SSB freqs. needed when crossing the pond... Once you get beyond a certain point, line of sight transmissions are no longer possible, and pilots must switch to SW.I regularly listen to SSB aircraft traffic over the Atlantic on my SW receiver. You can audit position reports, and pick up odd maint. traffic from time to time. It is quite a bit of fun to listen to the hodgepodge of international accents crossing the pond...

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it's actually just an intersection that defines the first fix of the NAT(North Atlantic Route)here's the copy of a part of an actual NAT:C MASIT 56/20 58/30 58/40 57/50 LOACH FOXXEso this means track C (charlie) has an entry point called MASIT,which is just an ordinary intersection but which is the entry pointFOXXE would be the exit point

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Hi Evert,as other readers have pointed out, NAT stands for the North Atlantic Tracks - those bits of the transatlantic flights that use only coordinates for waypoints. More interestingly, these routes change according to wind patterns and actual weather (Jet streams and such) - there are several websites that publish more or less recent tracks for your flightsimming pleasure. Just type "NAT Tracks" in Google and you'll hit some.One of these is:http://www.gofir.com/general/nat_tracks/which publishes these pretty actual EASTWARD tracks (these are actual tracks to be used by aircraft departing the US east coast in, well, a few hours from now :-) ):(NAT-1/2 TRACKS FLS 310/400 INCLUSIVE JAN 15/0100Z TO JAN 15/0800ZPART ONE OF TWO PARTS-T VIXUN 49/50 51/40 53/30 54/20 DOGAL BABANEAST LVLS 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400WEST LVLS NILEUR RTS WEST NILNAR N63B N67B-U YYT 48/50 50/40 52/30 53/20 MALOT BURAKEAST LVLS 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400WEST LVLS NILEUR RTS WEST NILNAR N55B N57A-V COLOR 47/50 49/40 51/30 52/20 LIMRI DOLIPEAST LVLS 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400WEST LVLS NILEUR RTS WEST NILNAR N45B N49A-W BANCS 46/50 48/40 50/30 51/20 DINIM GIPEREAST LVLS 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400WEST LVLS NILEUR RTS WEST NILNAR N37B N41C-X RAFIN 45/50 47/40 49/30 50/20 SOMAX KENUKEAST LVLS 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400WEST LVLS NILEUR RTS WEST NILNAR N29B N33C-END OF PART ONE OF TWO PARTS)In addition, they give some routing that you will have to use BEFORE entering the track from specific airports to avoid delays, like for JFK:AIRCRAFT DEPARTING JFK PLEASE FILE THE FOLLOWING ROUTES TO MINIMIZEDEPARTURE DELAYS DESTINED TO EUROPE:TRACK T/ JFK.MERIT3.PUT..BOS..TUSKY.N63B.VIXUN.TRAKTTRACK U/ JFK.MERIT3.PUT..BOS..TUSKY.N55B.YYT.TRAKUTRACK V/ JFK.MERIT3.PUT..BOS..BRADD.N45B.COLOR.TRAKVTRACK W/ JFK.BETTE3.ACK..KANNI.N37B.BANCS.TRAKWTRACK X/ JFK.BETTE3.ACK..WHALE.N29B.RAFIN.TRAKXTRACK Y/ JFK.BETTE3.ACK..VITOL.N21C.JAROM..BOBTU.TRAKYSo, for JFK-EHAM your route is pretty much laid out for you - all you have to do is pick the track whose end-point is closest to your destination (or on a jetway most direct to your destination).Hope to have increased your simming fun!!!Cheers,Vince

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All you need to know about NAT* airspace, navigation, etc:http://www.nat-pco.org/*Contrary to popular belief, "NAT" is short for "North Atlantic", and not "North Atlantic Track". ;-)Martin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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Thank you all everybody :)I know now much more about it!!! :-hah:-waveEvert

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