'Right turn' procedure starts tomorrow
A last-minute attempt by the city of Las Vegas to prevent a new departure path for flights out of McCarran International Airport failed today.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the city's request for an emergency stay, said a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The new route will start at 6 a.m. Tuesday, sending about 200 planes a day on the "right turn" procedure over northwest Las Vegas, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.
The city's broader legal challenge against the plan is still proceeding in court.
The new and modified departure procedures I see on Airnav are Oveto Three and STAAV Three. I'll be listening to the feed from Liveatc.net to see how many planes actually end up using the right turn. And its a shame the airspace fixes arent loaded into airnav's database, I'd like to plot them on a map to see exactly where they're suppoed to be at what elevations.