IFR Preferred Routes

sorrygottarunway

Well-Known Member
The AFD doesn't have the best info on IFR preferred routes from my airport to anywhere.... If I remember correctly, there is a website that had all of them listed- just enter your departure and arrival airports, and it would automatically churn out the preferred route.

Anybody remember this by any chance?
 

RiddlePilot

New Member
I don't know the website, but the front section of your Jepps has a pretty big listing of preferred routes, as well as TEC routes. Dunno if this helps!
 

mtsu_av8er

Well-Known Member
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Not sure. I've always done it the ole fashioned way with the AFD.

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Lot's of people still do it the old fashioned way...but if we can come uip with a newer, easier system???
 

FL270

New Member
NFDC Preferred Routes Database

Remember that published IFR preferred routes do not exist between all city pairs. There are many hundreds more non-published preferred routes, particularly in the Northeast, and I don't know of any way besides guess-and-by-golly to figure some of those out!

The above link will get you all of the published preferred routes, though.
 

JEP

Malko In Charge
Staff member
Probably a Dumb Answer


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AFD???

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Airport Facilities Directory....The lovely green book published every 56 days (i think)
 

sorrygottarunway

Well-Known Member
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Remember that published IFR preferred routes do not exist between all city pairs. There are many hundreds more non-published preferred routes, particularly in the Northeast, and I don't know of any way besides guess-and-by-golly to figure some of those out!


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Í just now am in the habit of filing a route with FSS, but then when I get my clearance it is something totally different and I end up furiously scribbling and making everyone wait. This is why I pick up the clearance before I even start the engines.... I have been told that with experience, "you learn what you'll usually get."
 

FL270

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I have been told that with experience, "you learn what you'll usually get."

[/ QUOTE ]This is true ... for years, when flying in and out of the New York area, I would get a full-route clearance with a massive and ugly reroute no matter what I filed. After doing it for quite a while, I have cracked the code ... at least for the places I usually go to and from ... and 95% of the time I get "cleared as filed" and no dynamic rerouting.

Of course, give it a couple years and they'll be rearranging all the NYC airspace and we'll have to start learning the system all over again!
 
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