For nearly a decade, AOPA has been pushing for low-altitude T routes through busy airspace for GPS-equipped aircraft. Now the FAA is proposing to establish one near Augusta, Georgia. The proposed route (T-209) is designed to facilitate the transitioning of airspace adjacent to the Bulldog MOA (military operations area). The new route would provide a more direct route than the current Victor airways. T routes are charted using GPS waypoints. Aircraft equipped with IFR-certified GPS receivers and filing "/G" can fly them. T routes have been established and charted in Charlotte and Outer Banks, North Carolina; Cincinnati; and Jacksonville, Florida. The Augusta T route would be the first one developed near heavy special-use airspace. Public comments are due July 6. When submitting comments, reference FAA Docket # FAA-2007-28161. Mail them to: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20590-0001.
June 1, 2007