T-Routes

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FAA releases final rule on two DC T-routes

Article | May 28, 2013

The west T-route in the FAA's Washington, D.C., Class B airspace is poorly designed, while the east route is considered beneficial.

AOPA calls proposed DC T-routes missed opportunity

Article | May 08, 2013

The FAA's notice of proposed rulemaking to establish T-routes west of the Washington, D.C., Class B airspace fails to address the issue of access or efficiency for general aviation operators, according to AOPA.

New T-routes to replace Oregon airway segment

Article | Apr 16, 2013

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.

Weather Curiosity - Flight Preparations

Article | Mar 25, 2013

The Weather Briefing --> The Weather Briefing Check these elements for a good preflight decision BY JACK WILLIAMS (From Flight Training, February 2004.) Imagine that soon after earning your private pilot certificate you're taking a friend -- who knows nothing about aviation -- for an airplane ride. Both of you are belted into a Cessna 152 and you've just started going through the prestart checklist when your friend says, "I thought you have a pilot's license.

IFR Fix: The ‘unexpected situation’

Article | Mar 25, 2013

What comes to mind on reading the words “IFR and stalls”? Visceral reactions aside, probably very few IFR aviators would read that phrase, wave a hand in dismissal, and move on to more provocative subjects. Likely even fewer insist that solid chunks of their proficiency flying focus on handling near-stall IFR scenarios, including while flying “under the hood.” View-limited or not, what kinds of near-stall scenarios is an instrument pilot likely to confront? The pilot of a Lancair 4 climbing through flights levels encountered quick-forming ice and nearly stalled; the aircraft was flying on the autopilot at the time.

FAA eases IFR departure rule for RNAV aircraft

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2013

The FAA, making an exception to a standing rule, has begun to permit aircraft using satellite navigation to receive clearances and depart under IFR from nontowered airports more than 40 nautical miles from an operating ground-based navigation aid, and without radar monitoring.

GA participation reflected in DC-area T-route proposal

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2013

The FAA has proposed establishing two area navigation routes in the Washington, D.C., area under the agency's Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex program.

IFR Fix: Crossing LAFLN

IFR Fix | Feb 08, 2013

Checking the chart to see what lies ahead along the airway, you scrutinize an intersection 14 miles distant, where another airway crosses. There's a difference in the low-altitude enroute chart's depiction of how each airway arrives at the fix.