Eastbound is easy, from ROC
, going over RKA for the PWL or LOVES arrivals is obvious. DNY seems a few miles farther for some reason.
Your departure from the NY Metro to ROC
rarely would go through ZBW it seems. We generally don't see them. It depends on your filed alt as well. BDR
, then up to SYR
, or similar isn't a good plan from 6000-10000 for the most part, as the sectors between BDR
and DNY are all arrival sectors descending aircraft down to 8000 or 6000 and handing them off to N90. We mainly see the jets up over GREKI..CTR..CAM or they stay in ZNY on J95. Props tend to come up over CTR/BDL
. Going westbound from the ALB
area, we can go direct pretty much anywhere that doesn't cut through ZNY (ITH
and north). Unfortunatly, the towers out on the island most likely have no way of knowing what route is correct on any given day, as weather, traffic, and whatnot will change what center wants. Its very complicated airspace, and there are some set routes that we stick to, but we can cut directs often between arrival rushes.
If you could let me know exactly what your routes are, I might be able to fill you in more. I had to keep this rather general.
As far as getting your route perfect.....well, i wonder if that possible
Going north over the sound seems like it would work more often than not. You just don't want to be around CMK or IGN at the wrong alt at the wrong time.