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I need a information about how can i detect current airport?

I am coding a acars system and i want to detect pilot's landed airport icao. If i detect pilot's current airport, thats perfect. If it is not possible i can search nearest airports and i think closest airport is the pilot's location. 2 approaches is ok for me but i dont know how can i do these. Any body can help me?


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If you're using my Client DLL for .NET languages you can use the AirportsDatabase service for this. It reads the files generated by Pete Dowson's MakeRunways program.

For details and examples, please look in the Example Code application available on my Website:


Go through the examples under the section called "Airports/Runways Database" to see how to use the database.

Example "DB003 Finding Airports In Rage" shows you how to get the nearest airport to the player. You can use this to find out if the player is at an airport and which one it is.


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