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How do pilots navigate?

These days pilots primarily navigate through the sky using the same technology that you use on your mobile phone – GPS. The US owned Global Positioning System provides accurate position, altitude and speed information that aircraft can use to navigate around the world no matter where they are. It has become the standard in aircraft […]

Why, on a flight from London to LA, do we fly over Greenland and Western Canada?

Take out a map and draw a straight line from London to LA and it will go across the mid-Atlantic and cut through the middle of the US. Seems like a logical route to take. So why, when you take a flight between the two points, do you fly over Scotland, Greenland and Western Canada? […]