I know some of the route information is “waypoints” but I dont understand all of it. Here is a sample :
BRUWN3 BRUWN ACK J97 LACKS KAYYT BOVIC L461 GECAL L458 THANK A523 SAALR RTE7 SJU
J97, L461, L4578, and A523 are not waypoints. What do these mean ?
Also, what i like to do is listen to North Atlantic air traffic control on shortwave and track the flight on flightaware but when the pilot is giving his route information it rarely matches the data shown. Sometimes 1 of the waypoints it the same but most are not. Is it because what I am seeing on flightaware is encoded ? There is the decode link next to the route info but anytime I try it I get unable to decode. Whats the deal with that?
If someone can point me to where this is all explained I would appreciate it. I only discovered flightaware recently. Its kinda fun to hear a pilot on shortwave and then see where he actually is on flightaware
Thanks in advance