[Beowulf] Collocation in Iceland?

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 5 15:43:08 PDT 2012


I measured it on a globe here and then it seems, but again i'm no sea  
geographer who probably knows all this 1000x better,
that one wants to follow a more southern course to follow the globes  
curve,
in which case i'd estimate it at around 2000 kilometer south of  
iceland at the center of the Atlantic.

Basically the distance London - Iceland being the shortest distance  
in the entire line,
so every inch you get closer to Chicago, the city where you can make  
a fortune within a
second and lose it a few microseconds later, you'll get a tad further  
away from Iceland.

I'm not sure on the NATO rules on how many kilometers away from  
allowed air corridors you get intercepted by jet fighters.

Airplanes fly cheaper over land and there is jetstreams higher in the  
atmosphere making it cheaper to fly at a specific spot
from Europe to North-America and back.

It's something total different from a seacable that you roll out  
preferably following the shortest path.

On Sep 5, 2012, at 10:22 PM, Joe Landman wrote:

> On 09/05/2012 04:03 PM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>
>> As someone who lives in the NYC area, I've flown between NYC and  
>> London
>> (and Europe) plenty of times. Airline routes are almost always great
>> circles, and I can assure you, every time I've flown between NYC and
>> London or continental europe, I flew over Iceland.
>
>  From Chicago, the geodesic lies a few hundred km south of Iceland.
> Flying from NY to London should make the geodesic move further south.
> Unless I am missing something.
>
> When I've flown to the UK, we passed south of Iceland, but never  
> over it.
>
> It would be fun to visit there some day though.
>
>
>
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