Features January 2019 Issue
Many Ways Outta Town
We commonly get vectors on course from ATC for our departure. There are multiple other ways you might want to look at more closely to add options to your bag of tricks.
Some time ago we published a letter from a pilot who complained that ATC regularly vectored her toward mountains that rise over 4000 feet just 11 miles southwest of KAVL in Asheville, NC. Her single-engine airplane would wind up level with the ridgetops. Requests for a safer southerly route around the mountains were always denied. Upon request, ATC would vector her on course once they realized she was flirting with cumulogranite.