[time-nuts] GPS from a window seat

steve gunsel sgunsel at verizon.net
Thu Oct 1 13:31:21 UTC 2009


GPS definitely works through a commercial aircraft window.
You have to hold the unit, or at least the antenna, close to the window.
Some airlines, however, prohibit GPS use during flight.
Check with your airline.

Steve Gunsel

At 09:21 AM 10/1/2009, you wrote:
>I'll be flying around the world from Minnesota, USA, to Kuala Lumpur,
>Malaysia, to give a talk on industrial process control.
>Bought a Garmin 60CSx handheld GPS so I could tell precisely when I
>crossed the date line (a man's gotta have some goal in life).
>Is this feasible? Can you see enough satellites from an airliner window
>while crossing the Pacific from Los Angeles to Singapore? What side
>would work better, N or S?
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