- Jan 22, 2005
Pedantic mode: The flight path is a line above the surface of the earth, so its straight in two dimensions, but curved in the 3rd dimension...?? What's weird about the flight path, it's a straight line.
Useful link: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=cdg-lax&MS=wls&MP=o&DU=miGreat-circle navigation or orthodromic navigation is the practice of navigating a vessel (a ship or aircraft) along a great circle. Such routes yield the shortest distance between two points on the globe.