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October 27, 2005
Good news for pilots flying through Ohio and Kentucky. They'll have an easier time negotiating the Cincinnati (CVG) Class B airspace starting in December. That's because three new GPS-based Area Navigation IFR Terminal Transition Routes (RITTRs) will become available. The FAA approved the final rule creating the routes on Wednesday.
RITTRs are starting to appear in terminal airspace around the country because of a five-year AOPA effort to have the FAA create new routes based on GPS waypoints to give general aviation pilots better access to airports and airspace.
The RNAV routes can be used by any pilot with an IFR-certified GPS receiver and are strategically placed to give controllers the tools they need to transition pilots through, rather than around, Class B airspace. The routes are similar to Victor airways. On NACO (government-issued) charts, terminal airways are printed in blue.
October 27, 2005
Advocacy and Legislation,
Aircraft and Avionics,
FAA Systems and Airspace,
Class B Airspace,
For pilots, the 60,000-plus-member Civil Air Patrol readily comes to mind when an aerial role in a rescue is launched.
AOPA is looking to the Michigan Senate for “refinement” of proposals amended unfavorably in last-minute House action.
The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act would allow pilots to use the driver’s license medical standard for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry five or fewer passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.