I recently flew home from Houston to Los Angeles. I got myself a window seat. I was pleased to find my seat had two windows. Inspired by a post by Monadi at phone-rush, I wanted to try GPS in mid-flight for myself.
Before takeoff, I set the N82 to offline mode and then turned it off. When the pilot started talking, I first turned on my N95. It took a few minutes to get a GPS lock. I couldn't move it around without losing the signal.
I turned the N82 on and it didn't take long for it to get a signal. I was able to keep the N82 in my shirt pocket and maintain a signal lock. I turned on the GPS data application and got this screenshot:
Taking a que from the great position artist Stavros, I turned on the Sportstracker application to make some of my own position art.
I first changed a few settings. I set the units to imperial and the GPS filtering to low. I then activated the Sportstracker. Here is a map of my position art:
As you can see, Sportstracker logged my journey from mid-Texas to Southern California.
There is a log of the journey with a few images at the sportstracker website: