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Features July 2012 Issue

GO DIRECT, FIX-BY-FIX

Going direct still requires a fix in each Centerís airspace, but finding the right one is often difficult. Thereís a solution for high-flyers that might be available to everyone someday.

The original structure of the National Airspace System (NAS), with its VORs, airways and intersections, has served us well for decades. But itís rapidly becoming outdated in this age of direct navigation between most any two places on the globe. A more structured system already exists: Itís called the National Reference System (NRS).

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