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Premier quade  (D 22635)
Feb 7, 2008, 10:50 PM

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Re: [Sluggo_Monster] Cooper Coda

Attached is a Portland Inset (from a current Seattle Sectional). It shows a Class C airspace. The chart the FBI plotted the track on (1971) did not show the Class C Space.
That's because Class C Airspace didn't exist in the US at that time.

I have heard two arguments for why the Captain said he was flying V23, yet the plot shows that he was flying “generally near V23”.
Or possibly because the pilot understood the concept of navigation that you can never really "know" exactly where you are. There is always a "circle of uncertainty".

Victor airways are miles wide and early turns are made to reintercept the radial, not sharp corners as depicted on charts.

So when he said, "generally near", he would have simply been covering his bases.

(This post was edited by quade on Feb 7, 2008, 10:52 PM)

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