On this day in history...

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  1. denverpilot

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    Or close...

    Eight years ago...

    Foreflight added track-up.
     
  2. WannFly

    WannFly Final Approach

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    are you saying track up is better than north up? if you are....

    then...
     
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    farangutan Pre-Flight

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    Track-Up is a heresy.
    :D
     
  4. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    it's been all down hill from then
     
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  5. asicer

    asicer Final Approach

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    How much longer until they offer track-right?
     
  6. Timbeck2

    Timbeck2 Final Approach

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    It was a year ago today that someone exposed my tower crew to COVID and half of us had to stay home for a week.
     
  7. CharlieD3

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    Did you get it?
     
  8. CharlieD3

    CharlieD3 Pattern Altitude

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    Track up is the correct way... That IS track RIGHT.

    C'mon, track up worked for AAA "trip ticks"*

    And, it's how we learned xc on a sectional....

    Sheesh it's the ONLY WAY!

    *Anybody remember those?
     
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  9. asicer

    asicer Final Approach

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    Speak for yourself
     
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  10. Timbeck2

    Timbeck2 Final Approach

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    Nope
     
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  11. CharlieD3

    CharlieD3 Pattern Altitude

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    Well we did back in the day before headsets. When all we had was a mic and the overhead speaker... When we flew by water towers to make sure this was the checkpoint when we flew over..

    Way back then....
     
  12. denverpilot

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    LOL. I just saw the historical note from 8 years ago and felt like stirring the pot this morning. LOL
     
  13. luvflyin

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  14. PaulS

    PaulS Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Halleluiah
     
  15. luvflyin

    luvflyin Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    I do that just fine with the Chart sitting’ in my lap North up.
     
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  16. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach

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    Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 3.40.20 PM.jpg
     
  17. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    this belongs in the Medical subforum....... "I fly track up, will they take my medical away?

    and the answer is, "they should"
     
  18. Shepherd

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    Track up IS the right track.
    :popcorn:
     
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  19. GaryM

    GaryM Line Up and Wait

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    I do! I remember as a kid going with Mom to AAA to pick them up before family trips. They were, perhaps, the earliest implementation of 'follow the magenta line'! Though I think AAA actually used yellow highlighters.
     
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    write-stuff En-Route

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  21. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach

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    At the time of that first flight the prototype (c/n 23-01) was still known as the "Twin Stinson". The fuselage was steel tube with fabric covering; and the airplane had a twin tail. The initial engines were 125 hp with fixed-pitch props.

    pa-23_3.jpg

    Soon the twin tail was replaced by the rounded vertical tail of the abandoned single-engine PA-6 Sky Sedan, power increased to 135 hp per side with feathering props, and an all metal fuselage was designed.

    I got my AMEL-CFI in N4374P, a 160 hp Apache that had been the cover girl of the 1961 brochure. It wasn't quite so shiny when I got my hands on it ten years later. It was a sweet-flying, if underpowered, airplane, and I loved it. We called it the "Apathy".

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  22. luvflyin

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    Help. I can’t read upside down and when I rotate my IPad, it keeps staying upside down
     
  23. Daleandee

    Daleandee Cleared for Takeoff

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    This works ...

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  24. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan En-Route

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    I would have never known. I have almost 72 years on Earth and maps have always been north up. I never saw any need to make LCD maps any differently.
     
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    Sorry, I always used my charts with North up. Books are read with the top up. Why would one even think of not reading a map or a chart with the top up?
     
  26. Rebel

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    What's ForeFlight?
     
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    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Was this day more like 185 years ago.

    Might be something need doing again

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  28. NorthEast Ohio

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    I fly with all my charts facing north up, just like God intended
     
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    Dern new fangled tech..... turns the world upside down.
     
  30. asicer

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    Which way does FiveFlight use?
     
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    And that's when the fight started. :D
     
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    Then they added the high and low wing ownship icons. And the battle raged...
     
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  33. AA5Bman

    AA5Bman Line Up and Wait

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    So, do track-uppers just suffer through reading all the chart labels upside down when they’re heading south-ish? That’s the part I never got.
     
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  34. NealRomeoGolf

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    I'm telling you, @Let'sgoflying! , more people than you think want to secede.
     
  35. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    AFTER we promote our current leader to private citizen.
     
  36. nauga

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    34 years ago yesterday (2 March) the F-8 Crusader (an RF-8) flew its final flight in US Navy service.

    Nauga,
    who doesn't care which way you hold your map
     
  37. kaiser

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    So for you all in the north-up camp... is that true north or magnetic north? ;)
     
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    Better watch out, someone will tell mommy.
     
  39. Daleandee

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    On this day in history, one year ago, I was honored to become a member of a fine group known world wide as P.O.A. :D
     
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    No, you were just reading the chart upside down.
     
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