Title: Location-based applications, services and technologies in aid of flight planning and GPS-based navigation for visual flight rules in developing countries: with a case study

Authors: Ermir Rogova; Arianit Maraj; Blerat Ukaj

Addresses: FSHMN, University of Prishtina, Prishtina, 10000, Republic of Kosovo ' Telecom of Kosovo, Dardania no.nr, 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo; Faculty of Computer Science, AAB College, Str. 'Elez Berisha', Nr. 56- Fushe Kosove, 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo ' Faculty of Computer Science, AAB College, Prishtina, 10000, Republic of Kosovo

Abstract: General aviation flights range from gliders and powered parachutes to corporate business jet flights. The majority of the world's air traffic falls into this category which covers a large range of activities, both commercial and non-commercial. As such, general aviation plays an important role in the economic development. This paper treats the importance of VFR flight planning while using a navigational database, navigation points, restricted zones, obstacles, positioning, air speed and routes based on global positioning system (GPS). It provides an overview of a spatial database for flight planning and registration of navigational coordinates. The paper continues with an analysis of the planning process and the impact of an e-system for flight planning and navigation safety during VFR flights in Kosovo airspace. The practical implementation of this paper will result in the development of a bespoke software application for planning electronic flights.

Keywords: visual flight rules; VFR; navigation; global positioning unit; GPS; general aviation; location-based applications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2018.098695

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2018 Vol.8 No.4, pp.225 - 237

Received: 27 Sep 2018
Accepted: 17 Dec 2018

Published online: 19 Mar 2019 *

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