[jhb_airlines] Re: XML Gauges

  • From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:12 +0100 (BST)

!s% means that the output is to be displayed as a string of characters, not a 
number which can be operated upon.

The "ident" in aviation means the audible morse signal.  Pilots don't use the 
written letters, although they are printed 
on charts so that they know what to listen out for when switching the VOR 
receiver or audio channel switcher to "Ident".
Approaching Wallasey? Listen out for dih-dah-dah di-dah di-dah-di-dit.

Inceidentally, bones, I once tried to write a means of remembering morse 
letters, one of example of which was "The 
'ELL it is" (a la John Wayne) which has the rhythm, when spoken, of the morse 
letter L and "Charlie Charlie" which has 
the rhythm of morse C.  Was there ever such a system in fact?


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