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Quiz: Do You Know What These 6 Uncommon Enroute Chart Symbols Mean?

Let's see if you have these symbols down!


  1. 1) What does the zig-zag line mean pertaining to the Victor airway?

    This route or segment is no longer usable.

    This route or segment is no longer usable.

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  2. 2) What is the green, dotted line running east to west?

    This denotes the time zone boundary. 

    This denotes the time zone boundary.

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  3. 3) What does this blue border designate?

    This designates the Special Flight Rules Area or SFRA for the Grand Canyon National Park. 

    This designates the Special Flight Rules Area or SFRA for the Grand Canyon National Park. 

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  4. 4) Why is this VOR solid black and not a black outline?

    This indicates that this VOR is a compulsory reporting point. In the event you were not in radar contact, you must let ATC know you are crossing this point.

    This indicates that this VOR is a compulsory reporting point. In the event you were not in radar contact, you must let ATC know you are crossing this point.

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  5. 5) What does the blue '9000G' signify?

    This means that this is the minimum enroute altitude (MEA) for GNSS RNAV equipped aircraft.

    This means that this is the minimum enroute altitude (MEA) for GNSS RNAV equipped aircraft.

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  6. 6) What is the half circle around the waypoint 'OPPEE'?

    This is referred to as a by-pass route. The centerline of the airway is displaced around the waypoint because the waypoint is not part of the route itself.

    This is referred to as a by-pass route. The centerline of the airway is displaced around the waypoint because the waypoint is not part of the route itself.

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Nice work, you know your chart symbols pretty well.

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Looks like you pretty much know it all.

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