FAA wants to chart T-routes near St. Louis
The FAA is proposing to chart two low-altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes, T-251 and T-272, which pilots have unknowingly been using. Through an agreement between Kansas City Center and St. Louis Approach, controllers have been establishing pilots on the courses through vectors. With the routes charted, pilots flying aircraft with IFR-certified GPS receivers could file either route. AOPA has supported T-routes since 2000; the routes are currently used in congested airspace in North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and California, and they are in development in Atlanta. See the proposal for details and to submit your comments by Jan. 14.
December 7, 2007