Welcome Guest. Sign in or Signup

3 Answers

WAAS directing routing

Asked by: 776 views Airspace, Commercial Pilot, FAA Regulations, General Aviation, Instrument Rating

I remember from my commercial pilot training that with WAAS, we can fly a direct route from airpot A to airport B without flying airways, does anyone know where this information come from?

It would be great if you provide with the reference.

Ace Any FAA Written Test!
Actual FAA Questions / Free Lifetime Updates
The best explanations in the business
Fast, efficient study.
Pass Your Checkride With Confidence!
FAA Practical Test prep that reflects actual checkrides.
Any checkride: Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, etc.
Written and maintained by actual pilot examiners and master CFIs.
The World's Most Trusted eLogbook
Be Organized, Current, Professional, and Safe.
Highly customizable - for student pilots through pros.
Free Transition Service for users of other eLogs.
Our sincere thanks to pilots such as yourself who support AskACFI while helping themselves by using the awesome PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android aviation apps of our sponsors.

3 Answers

  1. John D Collins on Jul 26, 2016

    One does not need WAAS to file a direct route or RNAV route. One needs a suitable RNAV system such as an IFR approved GPS for enroute and terminal operations.

    The definition of RNAV and what is needed for RNAV is found in the AIM.

    +2 Votes Thumb up 2 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  2. Steve on Jul 27, 2016

    Sir, I looked at chapter 1-2-3 AIM.
    How do we know that my RNAV or GPS equipment is qualified to make direct routing from A to B?

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  3. Best Answer

    John D Collins on Jul 27, 2016


    Read the subsection b. in the AIM section 1-2-3 you looked at: b. Types of RNAV Systems that Qualify as a Suitable RNAV System.

    If your equipment qualifies, there will be an AFMS included in the aircraft as part of the POH that specifically indicates what the equipment is qualified to do. Pay particular attention to the limitations section.

    +2 Votes Thumb up 2 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

The following terms have been auto-detected the question above and any answers or discussion provided. Click on a term to see its definition from the Dauntless Aviation JargonBuster Glossary.

Answer Question

Our sincere thanks to all who contribute constructively to this forum in answering flight training questions. If you are a flight instructor or represent a flight school / FBO offering flight instruction, you are welcome to include links to your site and related contact information as it pertains to offering local flight instruction in a specific geographic area. Additionally, direct links to FAA and related official government sources of information are welcome. However we thank you for your understanding that links to other sites or text that may be construed as explicit or implicit advertising of other business, sites, or goods/services are not permitted even if such links nominally are relevant to the question asked.