Vatsim controller study

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Term: Low Airways Definition: Low airway routes serve primarily small piston engine propeller driven airplanes. They always start at altitudes 1200 AGL feet to 17500 feet MSL. ARE CALLED VECTOR routes BECAUSE THEY RUN BETWEEN VOR. Term: Hi altitude routes Definition: Jet airways primarily serve airlines, turboprops, turbocharged piston aircraft operating over long distances at altitudes 18,000 feet MSL or higher. They start at 18,000 feet MSL and extend upwards to 45,000 feet MSL. Aircraft flying above 18,000 feet cannot use low altitude routes and aircraft flying 18,000 feet below cannot use high level routes. Term: MSA Definition: Minimum safe altitude is the minimum altitude that a plane can safely fly safely on a airway. You can find MSA hi and low route charts. Term: VOR Definition: Omnidirectional range (VOR). Broadcast on VHF radio signals. If you were to start at a VOR and fly on a heading 350 from that VOR, you would be on the 350 radial.
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Term: NDB Definition: Nondirectional beacon (NDB). Pilots using NDB for navigation can only determine their bearing from or to the station by means of a ADF (automatic direction finder). Term: Fixes Definition: Fixes, are literally simple points in the sky. Fixes are plotted by finding the point where the two radials from two different VORs intersect. They may also be defined by a particular DME, off of a certain radio of a VOR. Term: Traffic control mission Definition: Air traffic control is a service provided to promote a safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic.
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