Where have you been? What have you seen?
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By neil9327
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The result of a quick 10-minute sketch with MS Paint to record the path of most of the flights I have undertaken over the past 5 years. Includes Scotland, Cornwall, and the north coast of France.

Just looking for ideas for where to go next, that I haven't done. Probably somewhere with decent scenery.

Based near Southampton (fairly obviously).

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By rikur_
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A fairly obvious gap to plug would be the east coast.
Something like - fly up to Fenland; then skirt the Wash; Skegness; west of Donna Nook; detour up the Humber to the Humber Bridge; then perhaps a bimble up the Vale of York and pick one of the various clubs there for a comfort break. The head back to the coast; Scarborough > Whitby > Redcarr > Sunderland > Linderfarne and then back to somewhere like Eshott for a break before returning south.
On a day like today I love the east coast - varied from rugged cliffs, lighthouses, beaches, hidden coves, holiday camps, docks, industry, bygone industry, wind farms, and more.
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By neil9327
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rikur_ wrote:A fairly obvious gap to plug would be the east coast.
Something like - fly up to Fenland; then skirt the Wash; Skegness; west of Donna Nook; detour up the Humber to the Humber Bridge; then perhaps a bimble up the Vale of York and pick one of the various clubs there for a comfort break. The head back to the coast; Scarborough > Whitby > Redcarr > Sunderland > Linderfarne and then back to somewhere like Eshott for a break before returning south.
On a day like today I love the east coast - varied from rugged cliffs, lighthouses, beaches, hidden coves, holiday camps, docks, industry, bygone industry, wind farms, and more.


Sounds like a plan. I would include "industry" in the list of potential scenery, as some artifacts look quite impressive from the air.


malcolmfrost wrote:There appears to be a glaring gap around Caernarfon! I think Snowdonia has some reasonable scenery :D
West Coast of Ireland around Aran is also pretty nice!


Ireland is a possibility. And looking at it again I can see that the distance over water to get there from Wales is actually no greater than from St Catherines Point to the Cherbourg peninsula - which I did in 2015 with a wetsuit, personal locator beacon, a lifejacket, and some swimming lessons..
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By Lerk
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Out of interest, how did you make that?

Was it as simple as paint and scribbling the rough route over a map?

I wonder if skydemon logs could be overlaid in a similar fashion...
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By neil9327
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Lerk wrote:Out of interest, how did you make that?

Was it as simple as paint and scribbling the rough route over a map?

I wonder if skydemon logs could be overlaid in a similar fashion...


Just a simple scribble with paint I'm afraid. And I can already see some inaccuracies (such as putting Alderney too far west).

It would be good if skydemon logs, or any logs for that matter, could be overlaid in a similar fashion. One idea I have is to fit a 360-degree camera to the aircraft, get it to take a photo every second, and then upload them to a google maps website showing a trace of your flight, so that you can click on each point of the flight and see the photo taken at that point. A bit like Google Streetview, but for aerial photos.
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By Miscellaneous
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neil9327 wrote:
Lerk wrote:Out of interest, how did you make that?
I wonder if skydemon logs could be overlaid in a similar fashion...

It would be good if skydemon logs, or any logs for that matter, could be overlaid in a similar fashion.


They can. Select log from SD and choose the option explore in Google Earth, repeat. :D
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By Pilot H
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If you happen to have Golze in-flight weather, all your flights for the receiver will be painted in one collation in the "Tracking" section of your on line account.

It gives exactly what you have done in paint.
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By skydriller
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Miscellaneous wrote:
neil9327 wrote:I wonder if skydemon logs could be overlaid in a similar fashion...

It would be good if skydemon logs, or any logs for that matter, could be overlaid in a similar fashion.


They can. Select log from SD and choose the option explore in Google Earth, repeat. :D[/quote]

Yes, but they have an unsightly log number / time and all sorts also on there, which gets in the way...any way to eliminate that?

I have only once found a mapping program that made acceptable looking rout maps...then couldn't ever find it again!!!

Regards, sd..
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By T67M
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I can automatically produce a "straight line" route map using the online electronic logbook, logbook.aero:

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I can also get the GPS trace for a single flight:

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I can't, yet, get all of my tracks overlaid as you've done - but maybe the author of logbook.aero would add this as a feature if enough people request it.