Test Your AVsavvy: RNAV10 flights in the Gulf of Mexico (November 8)


On 20 October 2011 the joined working groups from the FAA, SEANEAM and ICAO implemented Phase 1 of the reduced separation project to bring 50 (NM) lateral separation (RNAV 10 standards) to the Gulf of Mexico (GoMex) with the existing ATS route structure. Phase 2 went into effect on 10 January 2013 at 0630 UTC which implements new Gulf RNAV routes while retaining two of the existing ATS routes. Based upon these rules has the Gulf of Mexico (GoMex) airspace now become exclusionary for Non RNAV10 flight?

Based on the above information, which option below is correct? Answer below and come back next Friday to see if you got the answer right!

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