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Old 10-23-2007, 05:08 PM   #1  
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when flying IFR do you mostly fly by atc vectoring or by navigation of airways vor's.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:53 PM   #2  
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Enroute is mostly airways, with occasional vectors for traffic, Wx, or restricted airspace. Terminal operations usually involve vectors but there are some departures and arrivals which are flown without vectors.
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You may get a lot of vectors in Class B, but otherwise it's mostly airways or direct to fixes/navaids.
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Very depending on where you're operating.

As well as what altitudes. If you're in the NE, then there's a good chance you'll be vectored a lot. If you're in the middle of the desert, not so much.
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Very depending on where you're operating.

As well as what altitudes. If you're in the NE, then there's a good chance you'll be vectored a lot. If you're in the middle of the desert, not so much.
And Heaven help you if you're in Southern Cal (even when it isn't on fire...).
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:07 AM   #6  
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Enroute its usually airways and navaids. Approach usually is vectors unless where there is no radar coverage. You can always ask for a full approach though in which its your own navigation, not vectors
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:37 PM   #7  
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Hay guys thanks for all the great info.
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