If you find that your flight will intersect an MTR route, be
sure to have
the FSS run a check on its activity schedule as part of your
preflight. Routing or separation protects IFR pilots. MTR allow
military flights to operate at higher speeds than are normally
allowed below 10,000 feet.
Light gray lines on sectional for military training without
250-kt speed restriction. VFR listed as VR#### (4 numbers) at
or below 1500 of surface. Terrain following only if visibility
is over 5 nautical miles. IFR listed as IR### (three numbers)
is usually flown above 1500. Speeds above 250 knots are
relatively common. Actual flight width covers several miles especially
where the lines intersect. FSS should have current status list
and should be contacted if routes conflict with your route of
flight. Consider all routes hot and requiring clicking eyeballs.
Military speeds will be in excess of 250 knots. At 250 knots it
only takes 14.4 seconds for an aircraft to bloom full
size on your windshield.
MTR routes extend for ten miles to each side of the thin gray
line shown on the sectional. The width varies for each segment
and is not depicted. As part of your weather briefing the FSS
will give you MTR information within 100 miles of your flight
route but you must ask.
MTR information should be asked of a weather briefer any time
you make a cross-country flight that will take you in the vicinity
of a MTR. The information you get will include the times and altitudes
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