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Started: 2005-06-16 21:56:50

Submitted: 2005-06-16 22:19:51

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Just in case you were wondering, I'm still obsessed with the Great Circle Mapper, which gives me all sorts of useful graphics to visualize a three-dimensional globe. In addition to learning that Frankfurt is equidistant to Los Angeles and Tokyo (5000 nautical miles), I can present my flights to and from London:

I leave Denver 1430 MDT Saturday 18 June, fly to Houston, and then across the north Atlantic to London-Gatwick, where I'll arrive at 0955 BST Sunday morning (which happens to be 0255 MDT, but I'll try not to think about that). I have the rest of Sunday to make my way to Cambridge (100 km north of London), get settled, get some of my bearings, and do a bit of sight-seeing in Cambridge before Monday morning, when I report to the offices of a certain print head manufacturer for on-site custom development of one of our standard products. We think it'll take me four days to satisfy them, giving me Friday to see London before leaving (again through Gatwick) at 1030 BST Saturday 25 June. I'll stop in Newark and return to Denver, thoroughly jet-lagged, at 1744 MDT. (I picked a return flight through Newark mostly because I thought it'd be more interesting to see two different airports than fly back through Houston again.) That's a total of 9388 nautical miles.

Should be a great adventure. :)