"I'll be back", as Arnold would say.
I actually use Google Earth for Flight Training. I present safety seminars for the FAA on Aviation Safety. One of my Power Point Presentations shows how to add The GE "Aviation Overlay". We use the overlay as a 3-D visual to teach students about airspace.
(Thats why I knew something had gone wrong since I use GE so much)
Also, if you are an aviation nut, join us at www.FAASAFETY.GOV.
You don't have to be a pilot, and you can join for free. Please feel free to search for aviation seminars in your area and attend a few, or just browse or site.
Thanks again for all of your help.
Last edited by Appletom; 11-21-2009 at 01:45 PM.
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Where does one find this overlay? A search at FAAsafety.gov doesn't bring anything up.
Originally Posted by dhwhitley
http://www.wikihow.com/Overlay-Secti...n-Google-Earth is where to get the 3-D overlay.
It will create an overlay in GE of the major U.S. airspaces in 3-D. It is especially helpful to allow pilots to understand the complexity of airspace. Most airspace is structured like an upside down wedding cake. No two are the same. Some even have corridors running through them to help seperate local flights from commercial flights.
FAASafety dot gov is part of the FAA "Federal Aviation Authority" that is dedicated to aviation safety. You will find all sorts of safety information and tips on flying. If you are a pilot, there are courses that you can take to get credit for, to help keep you proficient.
Last edited by Appletom; 11-21-2009 at 10:48 PM.
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Wow - a very impressive kml file.
And as I was looking at the file, I see that it is created by GEH member Forkboy2, Matt Fox, who runs the most wonderful Google Earth Library website.
Thanks Matt, Thanks Dennis.
Here is something interesting you can try with regards to SUA and TFR.
Based on the data presented at this website.
I'm not sure....but I think it shows all the active MUAs and TFRs in the US.
Obviously, I'm not making any claims as to the accuracy of what's in the KML.
Actually....forget the previous version. Use this one. I THINK this shows all Active and scheduled TFRs and SUAs. Usefulness probably limited since it doesn't show any information about each area. Also I think it includes events with a "no scheduled" status.
Let me know what you think. Is this of any use? I can filter the data in many ways (by altitude, type of TFR/SUA, etc.) What would make sense? Unfortunately, I do not think I can separate active, from planned or "not scheduled".
I can also add a layer called "MTR", but not sure what that means. It looks like it shows routes.
Last edited by Forkboy2; 11-22-2009 at 08:48 PM.
Not bad, very visual, but not very informative.
Take alook at this. Go to:
Download The Golden Eagle Flight Software. It is totally free, and a supurb flight planner. DUATS is the major vendor for flight briefings.
Once loaded, give it a while to update things, winds. notams, etc, then look at Orlando Florida. There is always a TFR over Disny.
Last edited by Appletom; 11-23-2009 at 12:02 PM.
You might be able to get the data from DUATS. It is free to users. All you have to do is register. However, carrying it over to Google might raise some copywrite issues.