"Proceeding direct to a VOR/NDB or intercepting a defining radial first" is not direct, that's the point he's trying to make. Direct would be present position direct to that intersection"
Yes thanks for pointing that out I miss spoke about that I should have said thats one way to find a intersection
Anyway the whole point I was trying to make here was its ok to fly direct too (
?) even if you did not file TYPE /R-NAV or other
Now once again if you are given direct too if you cant except it DONT ! as far as flying direct to that intersection off the flight path without first given vectors from ATC you better be prepared to pull up that GPS or something to get you there !
As far as "Most controllers I talk to check the equipment suffix (ie, slant golf) on the flight progress strip or URET before sending an aircraft direct to a fix"
Yes underline Most controllers
and some airlines are treated differently such as........ yep you guess it (JANET)