Tool for Pilots - Search for Nearby Transport Requests

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Tool for Pilots - Search for Nearby Transport Requests

Postby Steve Foley on Mon May 25, 2009 3:27 am

It's crude, but it appears to be working.

This program will locate all transport requests that start, end, or pass within the selected distance to any airport.

http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/forum/phpbb- ... escues.php
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Re: Tool for Pilots - Search for Nearby Transport Requests

Postby rnelson1969 on Mon May 25, 2009 4:58 am

Steve,
That's a pretty useful tool to narrow down the applicable request's.
I'm not sure if you could automate it one more time to automatically break into 2 or 3 segments 300 nautiucal to help out in coupling up pilots for 2 and 3 leg trip rescues?

Rob
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Re: Tool for Pilots - Search for Nearby Transport Requests

Postby jtrindle on Mon May 25, 2009 12:48 pm

Wow, this is exactly what I was after in post:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1731#p5948

! Thank you so much. You might see if the forum Powers That Be can add it to one of the Announcements.

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Re: Tool for Pilots - Search for Nearby Transport Requests

Postby Steve Foley on Mon May 25, 2009 1:56 pm

rnelson1969 wrote:Steve,
That's a pretty useful tool to narrow down the applicable request's.
I'm not sure if you could automate it one more time to automatically break into 2 or 3 segments 300 nautiucal to help out in coupling up pilots for 2 and 3 leg trip rescues?

Rob


For now, we'll need to continue to use the 'map this request' link to find other pilots along the route. Automating the routing gets into a number of variables, available equipment being the most troublesome.

Jon W prefers long (500NM) legs with no hand-offs. I prefer 100NM legs, as I am strictly time-constrained, and fly a Cherokee 140 (slow). With that in mind, I really can't arbitrarily specify a 300NM leg, or any other leg for that matter. There's just too much stuff to try to program in. The best I can hope for is to calculate the shortest route from point a to point B with stops at airports with PNP pilots. The next step would to be to notify all pilots within X NM of the route that the request has been made.

This is still pie-in-the-sky stuff, but I can still dream.
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Re: Tool for Pilots - Search for Nearby Transport Requests

Postby Steve Foley on Mon May 25, 2009 2:01 pm

jtrindle wrote:Wow, this is exactly what I was after in post:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1731#p5948

! Thank you so much. You might see if the forum Powers That Be can add it to one of the Announcements.

...John Trindle


Somehow, I suspect it will end up there without my asking :)

Hope it helps. Please let me know if you find any bugs.

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