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You are not getting anything wrong, I think you are simply overthinking something that isn’t actually important. The 30nm distinction is somewhat arbitrary, and presumably captures most arrival and departure procedures. There is nothing magical or binding in this number, and there is nothing pilots will do differently when flying a published route or ...


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The delays you mentioned are imposed by Eurocontrol to manage traffic flow all over Europe: Even when an aircraft is ready to depart, it may still be delayed by ‘flow management’ (ATFM). You may well hear that your flight is ‘waiting for its Air Traffic Control slot’ and this is explained in another article. In short, if there is a problem that will delay ...


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RCTP - Taipei, Taiwan Airport AJENT SID - Standard Instrument Departure leading to the Navigation fix named AJENT MKG - fly to the MAGONG VOR Navigation beacon A1 - follow airway A1 ANPOG - until the fix named ANPOG R200 - follow airway R200 GLN - until the GUANLAN VOR Naviation beacon W22 - follow airway W22 IDUMA - until the fix named IDUMA IDUMA STAR - ...


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If you go to Skyvector.com and enter Departure and Destination airports, then select Routes, it will show you a preferred routing using waypoints that I think tries to use airways when possible. If you change the altitude, different routes will show up. In practice, for smaller planes anyway, I think most of us pick routes that will go as direct as possible,...


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Another way to see what routes are typically used for IFR flights in the US is to use the FlightAware IFR Route Analyzer. You can enter an origin and destination to see the routes from flight plans from the past 24 hours. Of course, note the warnings: For IFR flight planning, be certain to note altitude, type of aircraft and verify on terminal ...


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Routes were traditionally built using SIDs, airways and STARs, not individual waypoints (aka fixes). From the departure airport, there will typically be multiple Standard Instrument Departure routes, each spreading out to several "transition" fixes. At the other end, there will be similar Standard Terminal Arrival Routes and transition fixes. Then you find ...


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In real life the flight planning process starts with where you are, where you are going, and then you make decisions on routing based on considerations such as weather, terrain, alternate airfields, airspace, VFR vs IFR, etc. Looking at the chart you will then choose appropriate waypoints along that route of flight based on the aircraft navigation equipment....


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