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Questions tagged [airways]

The defined routes through the air that aircraft follow to get from place to place.

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Question about federal airways in Class E airspace going from 5500 MSL(USA)

Class E with a floor of 1,200 feet AGL is shown with the "fuzzy" side of the blue. And sometimes Class E has a floor higher than 1,200 feet. They will print the floor of the Class E altitude in the "...
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Are there conventions on which side to travel on Victor airways - USA?

I'm a low-time VFR pilot (100hrs) in the United States. I have not yet started IFR training (other than XC time building). I understand the purposes and reasons why the Victor airways exist. I also ...
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how to know about designed airways above my house [duplicate]

Newbie here. I hear quite a lot airplanes and helicopters and all kind of weird flying things above my head, at least one every 2 or 3 minutes, so I started tracking them with ADS-B. There's a ...
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What is the limit between lower and higher airways in VFR?

On skyvector you see "World high", "world low" and the VFR map. VFR is always under the clouds, correct? But how high do you have to be to follow the high/upper and how high for the low/lower airways?...
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Is it common practice to omit some points in an airway?

An airline filed the following flight plan: [...] IRK.J96.SLN..LANCY.J134.PKE [...] The cruise altitude was around 30k feet. Waypoints in J96 are: ...
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Are passengers more likely to see other airliners from a window seat on the right or on the left?

From the window of an airline, one is more likely to see a plane travelling in the opposite direction, than one flying in the same direction. Are planes travelling in the opposite direction more ...
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Can a VFR flight follow an IFR route?

Can a VFR flight follow the same route of an approved IFR route (such as those found on Forefight Route Adviser) using waypoints and Victor airways?
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What is the naming convention for European airways?

I know that in the U.S. low altitude airways are called Victor (below 18.000ft, e.g. V123) and high altitude routes are called Jet (above 18.000ft,e.g. J123). Can somebody explain the European ...
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When must airliners follow airways? [duplicate]

Please give a basic explanation of how commercial aviation traffic is routed for readers without any foreknowledge: Can commercial aircraft only follow airways like cars on highways ? Or are ...
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Why do RNAV airways exist?

I assume there's some stupidly obvious reason that I'm missing, but why bother creating RNAV airways when I thought the entire point of RNAV was not needing to fly along a suboptimal preset path? I ...
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Where is V15 and how do I find it?

My question: Where is V15 and how do I find it? The question referred to in the practice test: Refer to the figure 21, area 2 below: What is the floor of controlled airspace along V15? The ...
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What is the width of a high altitude airway?

Victor airways (airways that are below 18,000 ft) has a width of 8 NM. How about those airways that operates higher than 18,000 ft, do they have specific width you must be in? Or is there no width ...
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Do airways with multiple numbers (e.g., J89-101) imply combined segments?

On SkyVector, I see many airways with 'multiple' names such as J16-36 or even J89-94-100-128. I can't find any information on how to interpret these names. I'm guessing it's a convention to say that ...
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Why do aircraft fly over land rather than over the Adriatic Sea?

When flying from central Europe to Greece or Egypt, I've noticed the plane often follows down the eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea, instead of flying in the middle on a path I imagine would put ...
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What is the history of the name of airway?

I am studying about airway. And I want to know about the history of designation of name of airway. I have known that the first name of airway is colored airway(L/M frequency airway) like A586 or G13. ...
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What is the difference between en route and airway?

I am studying about airway now. But there are multiple terms that mean airway like enroute or air route. I don't know exactly what the difference is between them. Airway, en route, air route, air ...
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Is there a list of directs and preferred routes within USA airspace?

In Europe it is possible to find a list of directs which are contained in the Appendix 4 of the Route Availability Document from the Eurocontrol website. My goal is to find the analogous information ...
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How would I read a departure chart? [closed]

How do I read charts like these? I don't know how to read it, or where to get started on IFR departures and approaches. I can talk to ATC and fly VFR, but I am still unable to fly IFR and would ...
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How can a pilot fly a distance of 594 NM connecting two VOR's?

I was researching worldwide airway designations when I stumbled upon this airway in Brazil: G678 with an MEA of 15,000 feet and a distance of 594 NM (nautical miles) between navaids. It's drawn ...
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Why publish an unusable airway?

If an airway is marked unusable, why publish it? Secondary question, can RNAV still be used?