From: ak336@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (John Dill) Date: 24 Jun 93 00:37:56 PDT References: 1
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>I'm looking for ideas about how the en route congestion problems >could be avoided by short-haul commuter flights. One suggestion >that I have heard is to proceed from tower-to-tower, thereby >obviating the need to merge with en route flow. Also, I understand >that the low altitude (under 10,000 ft) airways (at least in comparison >to the commuter and jetway altitudes) are underutilized. Any comments? >Mike Fabrizi >The MITRE Corporation The low altitude airways are perhaps "under utilized" by IFR traffic, but that airspace below 10,000' is often (especially on week-ends) populated by "indians" (controller slang for Navajo...Cherokee...etc.). The commuter flights are usually in the high teens to low twenties and are usually segragated at the arrival fix from jet a/c by altitude. Most enroute delays or vectors are for spacing with other commuter traffic...not jet a/c. John Dill ATCS, Cleveland ARTCCC -- Dan Quayle was right! It's the family stupid!