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Readback November 2016 Issue

Reader Feedback: November 2016

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.

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