Obviously...just curious why and who does what. Maybe one of the ATC guys will see this thread, and can explain why they do what they do...sky37d said:It frequently depends on where you live.
Coming out of or into one of the metro airports, you'll file, they'll change it depending on what runway is in use at the big airport (you can substitute DFW, ORD, MDW, LGA, etc), and then change it again, because things have changed when you get there.
In non-metro areas, or once you get clear of them, it is not infrequent to get 'Direct'.
gkrangers said:Obviously...just curious why and who does what. Maybe one of the ATC guys will see this thread, and can explain why they do what they do...
Thanks. This was kind of what I was looking for. I'll get the most ATC friendly routing from the departing controllers...and let the arriving guys worry about it down the road.ISaidRightTurns said:As far as who approves it, its the controller who issues it initially. If I am in ATl and you are going to LAX via direct; I don't know those arrivals, or those routings. I will let you fly it until you find a controller who does know those routings. Might be Memphis, might be Dallas. Then they ammend it to be placed on the preferential routing.
gkrangers said:Ok...so I file...then what?
Who approves the clearance ?
Who ammends it ?
Who deems it acceptable ?
Does a computer see the routing and say "hell no", then formulate another route, or what ?