I would like the wisdom of those familiar with the area between these airports especially if there is an ATC controller checking this out…
Planning a flight on Saturday from KMBO to KDMW via stops at KMDQ and KBKW.
First two legs no brainers
KMBO to KMDQ GPS direct 7000 puts me below the floor of the Meridian MOA and above the Alert Area 440 of 6500 top part.
Second leg from KMDQ to KBKW, no airspace issues preventing me from GPS direct.
Third leg from KBKW to KDMW takes me through Evers MOA but keeps me clear of every other airspace (ADIZ and P40) issues enroute. This would be 200 miles as the crow flies or 1 hour 40 minutes at 7000 feet.
Via waytpoints determined by Voyager Freeflight planner, I would have to go the following route:
RNL V290 MOL V143 KERRE V3 MRB --> KDMW (surprised it didn’t route me via V166 to EMI to KDMW) Time to take this rout will be 247 miles or 2:05 minute flight. (25 minute extra flight!)
I went to go buy enroute maps at my local airport and CFI said new ones are coming out Wednsday, so I don’t have the Evers MOA to check into, but AOPA flight planner says “no information available” I will be picking up these IFR enroute maps Wednesday to study the MOA and hopefully will be more informative then AOPA.
Soooo, hoping somebody has experience with this area / route, is there any chance of GPS direct or am I wishing upon a falling star?
Would one file GPS direct if you were in my position? Would it be unreasonable to file KBKW direct Kerre V3 MRB --> KDMW? This would cut a bit corner and would keep me clear of the Evers MOA.
I fully understand i can file what I want, but I’d like to get cleared as filed rather then futz around flying the plane and reconfiguring my flight plan enroute if at all possible.
Last time I was up that way, I had filed from KBLF to KDMW and got the following routing MRB V166 EMI to KDMW. See flightaware.com/live/flight/N194 … /KBLF/KDMW so mentally in my mind I am kinda expecting the same.
Being that it’s Saturday and I plan to be up that way in the early afternoon, will that increase my chances of GPS direct?
ANY words of wisdom MUCHO appreciated.