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So there I was flying across Russia...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Captain Ducman, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Captain Ducman

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    When I realize our next fix is....

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  2. SamGarber

    SamGarber S85 "Whale Shark"

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    Wow, Tesla is near Norilsk?
     
  3. Captain Ducman

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    Yep, a little southeast, not a lot out there.
     
  4. SamGarber

    SamGarber S85 "Whale Shark"

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    Nice. My grandparents lived in Norilsk for years until 1990. Brrrrr!
     
  5. SamGarber

    SamGarber S85 "Whale Shark"

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    I even visited when I was 5. Don't remember much but snow.
     
  6. BobHodgen

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    Where were you headed? PEK?
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Mod note: Moved from "Model S" forum to "Off-Topic". Hope I didn't make anyone car sick with the sharp turns.
     
  8. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Google Earth doesn't seem to know a town or location in Russia called "Tesla". When I search for it I get a company in St. Petersburg:

    Tesla, Ptf, OOO
    prospekt Stachek, 8, А, St Petersburg, Russia, 198095 ‎
    +7 800 555-90-05
    teslalc.ru

    Google Earth does know about Norilsk Russia. Wow, talk about the "frozen north"! Norilsk is in the middle of Siberia. I can't imagine what it would be like living there.
     
  9. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    In this case "Tesla" is just a navigational waypoint based on lat/lon coordinates. Just a point they named Tesla. They always use 5 letters for the names so almost any combination can be generated. Some names are even used more than once.
     
  10. ecarfan

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    Thanks Al. I'm not a pilot so I didn't understand what the photo of that instrument was displaying. :)
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    My favorite is KMART in (iirc) Oklahoma.
     
  12. Captain Ducman

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    Yep, back home Monday. Silk and Pearl are zoos this time of year:scared:
     
  13. swaltner

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    Of course, the classic example of the FAA folks having fun when naming fixes is on the RNAV(GPS) approach into Runway 16 at Portsmouth International Airport (KPSM).

    http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1312/00678R16.PDF

    The approach fixes including the missed approach are ITAWT, ITAWA, PUDYE, TTATT, IDEED.
     

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