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Assuming that on a IFR XC, and you are flying on Victor airways.

Even though MEA, gives us the acceptable navigational signal with obstacle clearance and it is the MINIMUM altitude we need to fly during en route, can we legally fly below MEA but above MOCA ?


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  1. John D Collins on Jun 12, 2016

    Your assignment is to read CFR 14 91.177 and report what it says here.

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  2. CFI on Nov 20, 2016

    I’ve seen MOCA father away from the VOR than the 22 miles. For example, West of TRM on V64 between Hemet and Peris. There is an MEA 11000 East and 10000 West and MOCA 6600. My understanding is MOCA would only be used when within 22 nm of VOR. Can someone please explain this?

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