Tuesday, September 4, 2012
T-190 : Air GPS
I don't fly very often but last time I did I was playing with my phone wishing there was a GPS app that could tell me what I was flying over. Does anyone know if such a thing exists? Is there a limitation because there's no cell signals up that high? Is it something that would interfere with the in-flight navigation? Couldn't they pipe through a consumerized version of what the captain's looking at in the cockpit? When we cruised to Alaska on the Disney Wonder earlier this year there was a channel on the shipboard TV that gave constant updates of where we were on a map, what speed we were travelling, wind speed, etc. We also watched a video on the YouTubes the other night of a first-class cabin on a Thai Airline that had a similar tracking channel. If it doesn't exist today, somebody should make it exist. I think it'd be a big hit!