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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 830 times:

Can someone explain the following definitions?

High altitude airway

Low altitude airway

Victor airway

I assume that the first one has an altitude below 20000 feet and the second above that?

Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
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User currently offlineHeavyjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 800 times:

In the US, high altitude airways are also called Jet airways (J180, J52, etc) . They start at FL180 (18,000ft when altimeter is set to 29.92)). Below FL180 airways are called victor airways (V82, V64, etc).

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 794 times:

I'd also mention that Victor airways (usually) exist at altitudes from 1200 feet Above Ground Level, to 18,000 feet Mean Sea Level.

User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 786 times:

Also, just to add to the confusion, it's not uncommon for controllers to clear you via a victor airway when operating in the flight levels, where technically, they do not exist. Proper protocol would dictate that such a clearance would be "via the radials of Victor XXX", but in the real world, they usually just clear you via Victor XXX. This is not a big deal, but it can be a bit confusing when you're just starting out.


User currently offlineSaab340 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 320 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 780 times:

How are the airway routes decided upon? And can airways be added and taken away?



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