KSTS-FREES?


#1

Hello All,

  I am interested in knowing more about this certain flight and it's destination.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N4891C

You see that it took off from KSTS (Charles M. Schulz Sonoma Co.)

But really, what is FREES to me that looks like a name for a VORTAC or something or other. Could anyone please give me a little info of what this could’ve been? A friend of mine mentioned it could’ve landed somewhere or crashed.

I’d greatly appreciate anyone for an answer to my question.

Thanks!

Jordan


#2

Likely this was a training flight. Five letter waypoints like FREES are intersections of two navaids. In this case, it’s the intersection of the PYE 334.73/19.03DME VOR and STS 202.49/8.74DME VOR. A flight’s origin and/or destination can be an intersection or other waypoint for logisitcal purposes and then the rest of the flight is conducted VFR.


#3

Thank you very much! I appreciate your prompt reply.

Thanks again!