Aviation Waypoints

What is a waypoint?

In aviation, a waypoint is a predetermined geographical position that is defined in terms of latitude/longitude coordinates (altitude is ignored). Waypoints may be a simple named point in space or may be associated with existing navigational aids, intersections, or fixes.

Waypoints used in aviation are given five-letter names. These names are meant to be pronounceable or have a mnemonic value, so that they may easily be conveyed by voice. In some cases the names correspond to a notable feature or landmark in the area (for example, a waypoint near Newton, Iowa has the name "MATAG"; Newton was the birthplace of the appliance manufacturer Maytag).

Selected aviation waypoints

Waypoint BEJATLatitude: 43.889722 Longitude: -78.657222
Waypoint MRH03Latitude: 20.647194 Longitude: 58.793382
Waypoint SAMMILatitude: 22.466667 Longitude: 115.961667
Waypoint CTR45Latitude: 19.884345 Longitude: 99.841167
Waypoint TIKIDLatitude: 57.753333 Longitude: -110.000000
Waypoint IMAMOLatitude: 48.996667 Longitude: -54.791111
Waypoint ITSIXLatitude: 58.092222 Longitude: -103.989722
Waypoint BN406Latitude: 65.484758 Longitude: 12.216356