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Re: Plotting a course online

Be careful with Active Captain route plotting.

I plotted routes and saved it off as a file that my chartplotter can read. It didn't interpret properly and had us going right over land. Thankfully, I didn't trust the upload from the get-go (first time doing it) so I didn't set the autopilot and skipped that nap I was planning.

Yikes!

This was on our trip to the Keys.
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Originally Posted by night0wl:884531
Be careful with Active Captain route plotting.

I plotted routes and saved it off as a file that my chartplotter can read. It didn't interpret properly and had us going right over land. Thankfully, I didn't trust the upload from the get-go (first time doing it) so I didn't set the autopilot and skipped that nap I was planning.

Yikes!

This was on our trip to the Keys.
This happens when you overlay AC gfx files over outdated charts. There's a clear disclaimer regarding this issue. Remember, the earth moves in space and time.
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