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FAA issues final rule modifying Kansas airways

Decommissioning the Johnson County VOR will lead to airway modifications near Olathe, Kan. in September.

Three Victor airways will be adjusted in the vicinity of Olathe, Kan., in September to facilitate the planned decommissioning of the Johnson County VOR (identifier OJC).

AOPA supported the change, with the provision that the modifications continue to support access and efficiency for general aviation.

The FAA final rule will modify V-10, V-12, and V-508. The VOR will be replaced by the DOSDN fix to define V-10 and V-12; V-598 will now terminate at RUGBB, with eastbound traffic able to continue east or northeast via V-502. A plan to create a fix dubbed WETZL was scrapped due to a lack of extended service volume, and the existing DODSN fix will be retained, requiring a one-degree correction to the Napoleon, Mo., radial in the V-10 and V-12 airway descriptions. The final action also removes references to decommissioning the distance measuring equipment at the Johnson County VOR, as it will remain in service.

AOPA briefed members in February on the proposed changes, and submitted comments in support of the planned transition, noting the proposed changes mitigated impacts on GA flights.

The final rule takes effect Sept. 20.

Jim Moore
Jim Moore
Managing Editor-Digital Media
Digital Media Managing Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as a certificated remote pilot, who enjoys competition aerobatics and flying drones.
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