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Flying up over streight
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:39:26 AM »
Why do planes, when flying from US to Isreal fly up and over Canada vs flying streight over the ocean?

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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 03:55:36 AM »
Because the world is round...

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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 08:39:05 AM »
Because the world is round...
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We fly indirect for many reasons, like staying over land as much as possible, or being cheaper flight routes.
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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 09:11:00 AM »
Why do planes, when flying from US to Isreal fly up and over Canada vs flying streight over the ocean?
Winds, jetstream and circumference of the earth are factored in.
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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 10:13:19 AM »


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We fly indirect for many reasons, like staying over land as much as possible, or being cheaper flight routes.


Seriously?

The main reason, yes the earth is round and when looking at a Web Mercator map it seems like you fly indirect. Simply Google "great circle path"



But another factor is like CV said


Winds, jetstream and circumference of the earth are factored in.

A few educational videos;






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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 10:21:13 AM »
Why do planes, when flying from US to Isreal fly up and over Canada vs flying streight over the ocean?

Why are you referring to Canada as "up" rather than "north"? Just because most people in today's day and age are accustomed to seeing maps drawn that way, doesn't mean it is that way at all.
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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 10:21:59 AM »


Seriously?

The main reason, yes the earth is round and when looking at a Web Mercator map it seems like you fly indirect. Simply Google "great circle path"



But another factor is like CV said


A few educational videos;





Key word, "seems". You didn't say anything that contradicts what I said, all you said more was why someone would think you aren't flying direct when I fact you may be.
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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 10:35:19 AM »
Key word, "seems". You didn't say anything that contradicts what I said, all you said more was why someone would think you aren't flying direct when I fact you may be.
...but you should have not of -1 the post.  ;)
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Re: Flying up over streight
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 10:40:04 AM »
...but you should have not of -1 the post.  ;)
fair enough.
Although I was disagreeing...
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