December 14, 2011
By Dan Namowitz
The FAA has announced that the availability of several airways, temporarily curtailed by the relocation of the Anchorage, Alaska, VOR, will be restored Feb. 9, 2012, as the next charting cycle takes effect.
The final rule establishing the revised airways was published April 28, but flight checks following the VOR’s relocation from an island to the grounds of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport resulted in delayed availability. Two routes remain out of service.
Commenting on the airway changes, AOPA commended the FAA’s efforts to maintain the Victor airway network following the VOR’s relocation. The association looks forward to the restoration of the remaining airways, as the FAA continues working to make them available.
Dan Namowitz is an aviation writer and flight instructor.
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