Pilot's Tip of the Week

Resume Own Navigation

Featuring John Krug


Subscriber question:

 "My question for ATC is this...after being vectored after takeoff and ATC clears you on course, do I fly direct to my next waypoint or intercept the course from the departure point (airport) to that waypoint? Primarily thinking of an IFR flight plan."- David M.
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John:

Resume own navigation"The Pilot Controller glossary defines RESUME OWN NAVIGATION as a term used by ATC to advise a pilot to resume his/her own navigational responsibility.

It is issued after completion of a radar vector or when radar contact is lost while the aircraft is being radar vectored.

The controller must include the reason for the vector and instructions to either join an airway or proceed to a fix. If in doubt, ask for clarification."

Next week's tip: Opposite direction pattern entry