Jeanguypatate wrote:Just curious about these routes. I am new to flying in the US and was wondering if there is anything special to do when crossing these routes? The one just south of Jacksonville named IR32 and IR33 specifically.
Thanks in advance for any info
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Tactics have changed to higher altitudes, so much less low level nav than 20 years ago.
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Tanker tracks and anchors, yes. Fighter/Bomber tactics have come “off the deck” with precision munitions and better defensive weapons and tactics. Most bombing is done in the teens to low 20s.
There’s probably 30-40 tanker tracks and anchors. Tracks are straight line routes while anchors are large holding patterns about a fix. They are mostly at/above 17,000’ in Class A airspace, not a problem for GA flights like VR/IR routes. VR/IR routes were flown by F-111, B-52, fighters at 250-450 KIAS below 1,000’ AGL, significant collision hazard to GA, much reduced nowadays.
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