2024-03-03

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 EPSORLatitude: 53.576667 Longitude: -116.199444
Waypoint TUDGILatitude: 64.146944 Longitude: 18.678889
Waypoint KETIXLatitude: -40.320056 Longitude: 175.376411
Waypoint TOPROLatitude: 51.911667 Longitude: -3.249167
Waypoint TEVUNLatitude: 65.335043 Longitude: -106.331784
Waypoint GIANTLatitude: -11.595167 Longitude: -34.363833
Waypoint JOSNALatitude: -20.731333 Longitude: -40.775833
Waypoint ISL06Latitude: 17.047033 Longitude: 54.116070