Readback November 2016 Issue
Reader Feedback: November 2016
In the June issue, a reader had a question regarding the TERPZ FIVE departure at BWI. Your response in a lost com scenario was that you should climb to TERPZ at 11,000 then climb to your filed altitude after 10 minutes. I disagree. In the regs, §91.185 offers clear altitude guidance in a lost com situation. It is simply the highest of 3 altitudes—the altitude in your clearance, the altitude you were told to expect, and the highest IFR altitude. No mention is made about waiting for 10 minutes nor about a filed altitude.