We get to see a fair amount of new software and hardware here at SILICON CHIP. Most of it is pretty ho-hum – in many cases a new
way to re-invent the wheel.
Every now and then, though, something comes along that leaves
us open-mouthed. Gobsmacked, even.
For example, Google Earth (and its latest variant, Google
Streetview) was/is such a program. I don’t know about you but I still find the
sheer concept of it absolutely amazing.
Well, now there’s another piece of software (or more correctly,
hardware) which has left all of us here saying "WOW!" (capital letters
It’s called AirNav RadarBox
As the package says, it’s the closest you can be to real world
aviation without leaving your computer chair. If you are at all interested in
aviation (and even if you’re not!) we’re sure you will agree with our first
Let’s see if we can paint a picture for you.
We’ll imagine great-aunt Mabel is flying from her home in the
far north of Scotland to sunny Sydney to spend some time with you. She’s sent
you her itinerary, telling you each of the flights she’s catching: from her home
town of Wick to Edinburgh on RyanAir, from Edinburgh to London (Heathrow) on
British Airways then from London to Australia on Qantas via the Kangaroo Route
of Bahrain, Singapore and Sydney.
Of course, you can see from her itinerary (or by looking it up
on the web) the (hopeful?) departure and arrival times of each flight.