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Request: Make mountain passes selectable as a waypoint


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Hi,

I‌ often fly in the Alpes. Skydemon already shows passes and their minimum altitude with their own "bridge" icon - a feature i use often. However they do not seem to be selectable as waypoints, requiring to double them all as user waypoints to be used in the route.
‌It would by great if the passes were directly selectable as route waypoints.

Best regards
Adrian


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Could you clarify what the benefit would be of these being waypoints? Is it just that you like to "snap" your route to them?
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Most probably yes. I also had that issue when planning my flights in the alps. Making the waypoint selectable also would show them on the flightplan. So there clearly would be a benefit out of that feature.
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I would also like this feature. In the Alps, at least in Switzerland, local pilots use mountain pass names when they talk about a flight they are planning or one they did. If these passes were selectable as waypoints with their name, I imagine this would be also very helpful in case a search and rescue party is despatched when a flight plan has been filled.
Cheers‌,
Alexis‌
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I support therequest.

There are at least two good reasons:

1. The typicalroutes for crossing the Alps in Switzerland and Austria are definedin GAFOR.

GAFOR Rotes Switzerland with mountain passes and reference altitude33 Meiringen – Bruenig(pass) – Kuessnacht – Goldau 3600 ft44 Brig – Simplonpass – Domodossola 6800 ft53 Spiez – Gemmipass – Sion 7700 ft61 Meiringen – Grimselpass – Brig 7200 ft72 Goldau – Gotthardpass – Biasca 7200 ft83 Ragaz – Lukmanierpass – Biasca 6500 ft92 Ragaz – Lenzerheide – Julierpass – Samedan 7500 ft93 Samedan – Malojapass – Menaggio – Lugano 6200 ftIf someone plans to cross the Alps, which is quite common if you fly in Switzerland, you will follow these routes, specifically if the weather is not perfect. The same applies also for Austria GAFOR Rotes Austria with mountain passes (2 examples out of 32 with a pass) with reference altitude10 Kempten – Reutte – Fernpass – Innsbruck 4300 ft11 Hohenems – Arlberg(pass) – Inntal – Innsbruck 6000 ft This is only a very short selection.Almost all routes from the north (Germany) to the south (Italy) are referenced by at least one alpine pass, see for example http://www.fliegen-in-italien.de/routen.html

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2. For airportsclose to the mountains many reference points for initial radiocontact are referenced by a pass.

Example 1: LSZSSamedan


Out of five pointsfor initial radio contact four are passes.

Example 2: LSGS Sion


From the north allfour (Pas de Cheville, Sanetsch, Rawil and Gemmi) are mountainpasses.

In the Alps a passis a very important point for flight planing and navigation. Thepossibility to use a pass as selectable waypoint would be appreciatedvery much.


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I'm glad seeing other mountain-flyers coming up with the same request. Having the route snap to mountain-tops and mountain-passes would be a great addition. Another benefit of it would be, that in the Pilot-Log there would be named waypoints instead of coordinates. Please add this feature!

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Why not just create a user waypoint at the position you want

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Russ_H - 10/17/2017 7:48:24 PM
Why not just create a user waypoint at the position you want


Of course, a user waypoint database to share would be also a solution.

Best regards
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berndalfred - 10/18/2017 8:37:08 AM
Russ_H - 10/17/2017 7:48:24 PM
Why not just create a user waypoint at the position you want


Of course, a user waypoint database to share would be also a solution.

Best regards
Bernd‌‌‌
Just for example some Austria passes in a gpx-file.
Maybe it's a job for us all together:-)‌

Bernd‌‌


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Here some example from Swiss passes in a gpx-file.
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