|Are you a real pilot? (Please members only)|
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Is it realistic for commercial jets to use "direct route" flying IFR at 36,000 feet .
Depends on the route. In busy airspeace you will normally get what is on the FP, at night when quiet you can ask for and usually get direct routings. Most airlines will do this as it saves time and therefore money. Some routes you know 9 out of 10 times the shortcut will be given. As far as getting a direct route (straight line) from London Heathrow to Manchester for example this would not happen as you would fly airways and airways depend on waypoints/ VOR's etc to designate the route and they are scattered about. Bit more complex, suggest if you can to look at some airways charts and then you will see what I mean.
just curious, WHy members only? many of the guests here are real life pilots as well. Or are you just wondering how many members here are real life pilots?
I just want to t0see how many members are real pilots.