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 ODEBULatitude: 48.281111 Longitude: 2.626111
Waypoint SILVNLatitude: -34.460000 Longitude: 140.246667
Waypoint NOLVILatitude: 40.731667 Longitude: 5.956389
Waypoint PAPTILatitude: -35.565339 Longitude: 171.093136
Waypoint TAPURLatitude: -0.541833 Longitude: -65.061333
Waypoint FILLYLatitude: -13.963333 Longitude: 131.225000
Waypoint R1801Latitude: 25.235913 Longitude: 55.394876
Waypoint KAVKULatitude: 47.574192 Longitude: -52.985333