April 16, 2013
By Dan Namowitz
The FAA has published a final rule establishing two new low-altitude RNAV routes (T-routes) in Oregon to replace segments of a Victor airway that will be removed as a result of the planned decommissioning of the Portland, Ore., VOR/DME this year.
The new T-routes, designated T–302 and T–304, will be activated on June 27 between existing fixes with new waypoints added as described in the rule.
AOPA submitted comments in support of the action, which the FAA proposed on Jan. 22.
The FAA said establishing the new T-routes will enhance safety and efficiency and expand the use of RNAV in the National Airspace System, while providing continued en route navigation guidance in a portion of the Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center’s airspace.
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With a closing speed of about 900 knots, Air Force pilots on a training mission have seconds to aim and shoot heat-seeking and radar guided missiles at a drone target. Their success came from repeated rehearsals. But as author Larry Brown writes, “there is nothing like the real thing to gain experience.”
AOPA staff members updated attendees of the Montana Aviation Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 on the association's involvement in issues that affect pilots.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.