Airway route, a short description:
If you are going to fly any distance to a reliable schedule in a
civil aircraft weighing more than a few tons, you will be instrument flying in
the airways. The big advantage of
using the airways is the ability to get above most of the weather, the
controlled environment and the reduced fuel consumption at higher altitudes.
So airway flying are a good thing for flying the big jets.
MGA UN869 BLN UN865 PATEL
UN864 SALCO UA29 BHD UA25
To decode this:
The minimum number of waypoints is used to describe the routes. There will be many reporting points along the route, but they are not included in the description unless they are absolutely essential to define the route.
Drawing by Ed Turner, Jr.
When will you be instrument flying in the airways?
A) When the aircraft weigh less than a few tons.
B) When the aircraft weigh more than a few pounds.
C) If you are going to fly any distance to a reliable schedule in a civil aircraft weighing more than a few tons.
The big advantage of using the airways is the ability to get above most of the other jets:
High altitude flying allow for reduced fuel consumption.
How is the route specified?
A) By the airway names and GPS.
B) By the Malaga VOR.
C) By the airway names and waypoints names.
MGA is a:
A) Reporting point
B) An airways map
C) A VOR
BLN is a VOR
UN29 is a:
C) Reporting point
The maximum number of waypoints are used to describe the routes:
When describing the route from the Wallasey VOR to the Malaga VOR, which is the first reporting point?
Airway routes are part of the controlled environment.
1-C 2-B 3-A 4-C 5-C 6-A 7-B 8-B 9-C 10-B
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