Answer to Last Week’s (Sept. 21) AVsavvy Question

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In last Friday’s AVsavvy question, we showed you a flight schedule and some airport information and asked you to find the error.

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t yet participated, YOU CAN STILL TURN BACK NOW AND TEST YOUR SKILLS.

Below is the answer and explanation. Thank you to everyone who participated. We are happy to report a majority of you got it right. J

Answer 1. Aircraft can’t overfly China under any circumstances.
Incorrect. An aircraft can overfly Chinese airspace when the origin or destination is Taiwan under certain circumstances.

Answer 2. Aircraft can overfly the Chinese airspace under certain circumstances.
Correct. You can operate through Chinese airspace IF overflying the ZJSA FIR over the water and not over the landmass while using specific routes. VHHH ATC monitors this airspace and CAA China doesn’t consider it entering Chinese airspace.

Answer 3. Aircraft can only use P901, L642, or M771 airways through SANYA FIR/ZJSA.
Incorrect. The aircraft beside P901, L642, and M771 can also use N892 if using the SANYA/FIR

Answer 4. There are no issues with overflying China.
Incorrect. It isn’t permitted to overfly Chinese airspace when your origin or destination is Taiwan. However, you may overfly Chinese airspace under certain circumstances.

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