Author Topic: ? About Transistions  (Read 7876 times)

Offline Catcus190

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? About Transistions
« on: January 04, 2010, 10:41:34 AM »
My airport is MCI, I listen alot, but have a burning question. What does it mean when the controller tells the pilot to resume the Jethro or Springfield or Columbia etc transition? I think it's some sort of route. Are there maps for these?

Offline sykocus

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Re: ? About Transistions
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 11:06:52 AM »
Many airports have SID's (standard instrument departure) or DP's (departure procedure). Each SID is has several different transitions to get aircraft on their way. Their purpose is to reduce workload by having the aircraft fly a charted route to keep them away from arrival corridors, military airspace, housing areas, etc. w/o the controler providing vectors to every single one. Each SID/Transition also has  altitude and often speed restrictions. If the controller had the plane do something other then what's written in the procedure, e.g. maintain a different altitude temporarily, he can tell them to resume the published procedure by saying "resume ____ transition" or "resume ______ depature ____ transition".

The SID's can often be found at Just search for the airport in question.
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