Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Pilot Point.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Pilot Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pilot Point and the surrounding area.
- Astronomy & Satellites ...
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above
website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed
sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
- To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above,
we pass this GPS location for Pilot Point:
- 57.563686, -157.579751
- Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
- The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Pilot Point
- Waymarking ...
Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
Communities Also Named Pilot Point ...
We have found one communities that share the name Pilot Point.
Within Alaska, the name Pilot Point is unique.
Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Pilot Point in the United States.
- Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
This Pilot Point is located in Denton County and lies 3,233 miles [5,203 km]<1> to the east.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Point
- For more information, please visit our profile page for the Denton County community of Pilot Point.
How Far From Pilot Point to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Pilot Point to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Pilot Point and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Pilot Point to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 48 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 33 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,675 miles [5,914.3 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 209 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,215 miles [10,002.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,883 miles [11,077.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,536 miles [8,909.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pilot Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pilot Point) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pilot Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pilot Point
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pilot Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.5637, Longitude: -157.5798
|<2>||While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.|
|<3>||The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Pilot Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<4>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 10.869 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 16.409 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 352.488 degrees.||