We all understand the challenge it is to fly under VFR, especially when it comes to Flight Planning.
A proper flight preparation for a VFR flight will ensure that at least every 30min you have a Visual Reference – A City, Village or Landmark, in order to assess your position.
For a Flight Plan, it’s a bit different, as ATCs only need to have a rough idea of where the Pilot will be, since it’s the Pilot responsibility of not getting lost! However, in case he does, or something unusual happens, it’s quite useful to have submitted a Flight Plan with some of the Key Places you intend to overfly.
In Mainland Portugal, we mostly do this by reference to Villages and Cities. So our ANSP created a set of Codes, similar to Waypoints, that correspond to the place it codes.
Below, you can find all the Encode/Decode Locations, as well as Geographical Coordinates for it!
Nice to know – The list present below is more extensive than the one available on the SectorFile for IVAO ATC – Aurora.
This was due to the amount of VRP available being to much to have a proper legibility on the “ATC Radar.
For Pilots, we have compiled (the same points available on IVAO ATC – Aurora) the Location and Identifier for multiple Flight Planning tools and Simulators. You can find them on the resources webpage.