INSTRUMENT ENROUTE/AREA CHARTS

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MarkBeaty
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INSTRUMENT ENROUTE/AREA CHARTS
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2012-08-29 00:46:20
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Review of enroute and area charts for instrument flight rating
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  1. Airways below 18,000MSL:
    Airways above 18,000MSL:
    • Victor Airways
    • Jet Routes
  2. Victor airway dimensions 
    • 8NM wide (4NM each side of centerline)
    • 1,200AGL - 17,999MSL
  3. Noncompulsory reporting points ID by:
    Compulsory reporting points ID by:
    • Open triangle
    • Solid triangle
  4. What does MOCA stand for?
    What does MEA stand for?
    What's the difference?
    • Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude
    • Minimum Enroute Altitude (1,000ft clearance 2,000ft in mts)
    • MOCA ensures nav signal within 22 miles from facility
    • MEA ensures nav signal for entire route
  5. What does MAA stand for?
    • Maximum Authorized Altitude
    • Guarantees reception of one VOR signal at a time
  6. What does MRA stand for?
    Minimum Reception Altitude
  7. What does MCA stand for?
    Minimum Crossing Altitude
  8. What does COP stand for?
    Changeover Point
  9. When should you start making enroute position reports?
    When ATC advises "radar service terminated"
  10. What should enroute position reports include?
    (Eight)
    • ID
    • Position 
    • Time
    • Altitude
    • IFR/VFR
    • ETA
    • Next reporting point
    • Remarks
  11. IFR cruising altitudes
    0 - 179 odd thousand-foot MSL altitude 
  12. What is RVSM?
    • Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums 
    • (between FL290 and FL410 separation by 1,000ft vertically
  13. Descent Clearance:
    Pilot's Discretion:
    • So you arrive in approach control's airspace at appropriate altitude. 
    • May start descent whenever, level off, may request to avoid icing

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