Answer to Last Week’s (Nov. 2) 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.

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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 flight east and west at F/L 430
Incorrect. As specified in AIM under 4-6-2 Flight Level Orientation Scheme, Altitude assignments for direction of flight follow a scheme of odd altitude assignment for magnetic courses 000−179 degrees and even altitudes for magnetic courses 180−359 degrees for flights up to and including FL 410.

Answer 2. Aircraft can fly east and west at F/L 430
Correct. As specified in AIM under 4-6-2 Flight Level Orientation Scheme, Altitude assignments for direction of flight follow a scheme of odd altitude assignment for magnetic courses 000−179 degrees and even altitudes for magnetic courses 180−359 degrees for flights up to and including FL 410.

Answer 3. There are no regulations on direction of flight for operating at any F/L
Incorrect. As specified in AIM under 4-6-2 Flight Level Orientation Scheme, Altitude assignments for direction of flight follow a scheme of odd altitude assignment for magnetic courses 000−179 degrees and even altitudes for magnetic courses 180−359 degrees for flights up to and including FL 410.

Answer 4. Aircraft can fly east and west only at F/L 350
Incorrect. As specified in AIM under 4-6-2 Flight Level Orientation Scheme, Altitude assignments for direction of flight follow a scheme of odd altitude assignment for magnetic courses 000−179 degrees and even altitudes for magnetic courses 180−359 degrees for flights up to and including FL 410.

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