david b.
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Wed Apr 10, 2002 5:08 am

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

RE: Definitions

Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:44 am

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).

RE: Definitions

Wed Apr 10, 2002 8:09 am

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

RE: Definitions

Wed Apr 10, 2002 9:07 am

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.

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RE: Definitions

Wed Apr 10, 2002 10:30 am

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



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