Friday 5 February 2016

48) “On a ball-Earth Santiago, Chile to Johannesburg, South Africa should be an easy flight all taking place below the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern hemisphere, yet every listed flight makes a curious re-fueling stop in Senegal near the Tropic of Cancer in the North hemisphere first! When mapped on a flat Earth the reason why is clear to see, however, Senegal is actually directly in a straight-line path half-way between the two.

“Because you hadn't seen the point by now.

Another one, this time Santiago, Chile, to Johannesburg. I'll skip the great circle path, if you don't mind.

The JNB-SCL flight does indeed require a stop. In São Paulo. Because the flight is there now, we can immediately posit that there was probably either a lack of feasibility or the distance was too far. In fact, that issue seems likely because the distance is 9172 km, according to google.”

“False claim.
As of this day, there is no airline flying directly from Santiago to Johannesburg. However, if you compared the flight durations, you would opt for a shorter connection from Santiago to Sao Paolo and from there straight across the Atlantic to Joburg instead of taking the detour over Dakar. Need I mention, these flight durations don't work on the flat azimuthal map (map problem Point 34 and  Point 35).”

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