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Navigation API

Description

Developers have access to a navigational API that will return information for a given point. This can be useful to quickly search for a point and retrieve critical information such as the name, frequencies, and position of the point. Idents can be NDB, VOR, TACAN, VORTAC, WAYPOINT, or AIRFIELD ICAO identifiers.

Endpoint

The main endpoint of the API is https://api.hawg-ops.com/v1

https://api.hawg-ops.com/v1/nav/

Search By Ident

https://api.hawg-ops.com/v1/nav/ident/{ident}

Required Parameters

String ident The Identifier of the point (non case-sensitive)

Return Values

The API will return in JSON format information about the point.

String id The database ID of the point
String ident The identification code of the point
String country Country code of the point location
String name The name of the point
String type The type of the point (See types section below)
String frequency The frequency of the NAVAID. Returns NULL if not present/not applicable
String channel The TACAN channel of the NAVAID. Returns NULL if not present/not applicable
double lat The latitude of the point in degrees, decimal degrees
double lng The longitude of the point in degrees, decimal degrees

If the point is not found, an empty array will be returned

Example

https://api.hawg-ops.com/v1/nav/ident/kvad will return the following

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[
  {
    "id": "US33892",
    "ident": "KVAD",
    "name": "MOODY AFB",
    "type": "C",
    "frequency": null,
    "channel": null,
    "lat": 30.9687,
    "lng": -83.192964
  }
]

Type Code Nav Type Description
A Airfield Active civil airport with major facilities
B Airfield Joint (civil and military) airport is jointly controlled
C Airfield Active military airport
D Airfield Active civil airport with minor or no facilities
1 NAVAID VOR
2 NAVAID VORTAC
3 NAVAID TACAN
4 NAVAID VOR-DME
5 NAVAID NDB
7 NAVAID NDB-DME
9 NAVAID DME (Excluding ILS-DME)
F Waypoint Off route
I Waypoint Unnamed, charted, or computer nav fix
N Waypoint NDB
R Waypoint Named
V Waypoint VFR repoorting point
W Waypoint RNAV
IF Waypoint Unnamed, Off Route point
NF Waypoint NDB, Off Route
NR Waypoint Named NDB
RF Waypoint Named Off Route Point
L Local Steerpoint Local points (User defined)

Local Points Included in Nav Database

  • Luke AFB (KLUF)

Contact Porkins if you want local points to be defined within the Nav Database

Conflicts

In the case of multiple waypoints found with the same identifier, the result will be an array of JSON objects containing each waypoint information.

Search By Type

https://api.hawg-ops.com/v1/nav/type/{type}

Required Parameters

String type The type of the point (non case-sensitive)

Return Values

Return values are the same as searching by ident

Example

https://api.hawg-ops.com/v1/nav/type/C will return all active military airfields in the database