Miscellaneous wrote:Or possibly @Crash one is not so nuts and the development is merely a natural progression whereby one can fly over a true representation of the picture below, rather than the poor representation of charts. Maybe with an open mind and a bit of getting used to we would all wonder why anyone would choose not to have an actual photograph of what we are flying and navigating over?
Its quite interesting how various threads all seem to come together. I was asking about "fly through" elsewhere on here, and there was a thread about flying through the mountains too. Well, I think that using google earth with relief and having the route and airspace is a good way to plan ahead for a such a flight. @Crash one has taken that a step further and has google earth maps on the device he's using for navigation. It does actually make sense for VFR flight.
Thank the ‘kin lord for that! Someone has see daylight.
I don’t know how Runway HD does it but as for “internet connections” data connections ” etc. Rubbish!
All it needs is a bit of software that can generate a synthetic view ahead based on GPS altitude, position, and track direction.
Then we have the computer screens that consist of roll up plastic sheet!
Windscreens and doors wrapped with screens, who needs an F35 system?
With enough satellites the Google map could be a “real-time” thing.
Filter out the clouds and weather, fly in broad daylight through a blizzard!
You’ve no idea what goes on in my brain. 30 years ago I thought, why can’t we put maps/charts on Microfiche that the pilot could roll up down and sideways.