MaxExpert Facts: Updated; The “North Atlantic Track System (NATS)” & IF! (Links: NATS Daily E/W Turbulence/Jet Stream Map, Track Msg Example & Live HF Direct Comm Feed)

MaxFacts: The North Atlantic Track System (NATS) & IF!

MazSez: Even though IF does not employ “Centers” or there affiliates, IF Long Haulers flying Trans-Atlantic Routes can benefit from NATS. NATS Centers at Gander Newfoundland & Shanwick (Shannon/Sedgwick, Scotland publish a daily “North Atlantic Track” Schedule by available message daily.

“IF Long Haulers can extrapolate E/W NATS Track data from the examples provided in the attached article, the below exemplar or search the Web for the NATS address. Data retrieved can then be directly plugged into a Flight Plan at their ez.

Note: The linked article also contains three (3) useful sub- links;

E/W Turbulence (Jet Stream) Daily Charts

Live HF Radio Link so you can listen to Track Transiting Air Traffic. E/W of 30WLat.

Regards All, Max

The NATS messages look like this:

PART ONE OF THREE PARTS-

A SUNOT 57/20 58/30 58/40 58/50 CUDDY

EAST LVLS NIL

WEST LVLS 310 320 330 340 350360 370 380 390

EUR RTS WEST NIL

NAR NIL -

B PIKIL 56/20 57/30 57/40 57/50 HOIST

EAST LVLS NIL

WEST LVLS 310 320 330 340 350360 370 380 390

EUR RTS WEST NIL

NAR NIL -

C RESNO 55/20 56/30 56/40 56/50 JANJO

EAST LVLS NIL

WEST LVLS 310 320 330 340 350360 370 380 390

EUR RTS WEST NIL

NAR NIL -

END OF PART ONE OF THREE PARTS)

This one describes three tracks A, B, C. For instance track A, which is the most northerly of the westbound tracks:

A SUNOT 57/20 58/30 58/40 58/50 CUDDY

EAST LVLS NIL WEST LVLS 310 320 330 340 350360 370 380 390

A track starting at SUNOT and ending at CUDDY, with intermediate waypoints at 20°, 30°, 40° and 50° longitude W. Respective latitudes are 57°, 58°, 58°, 58°

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