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JohnSmith

Semicircular Rule and Turns

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Hello all,

 

I'm in the process of planning an IFR flight from KATL to KFLL. In the route that I obtained from FlightAware (shown below), there is a short section where, according to the semicircular rule, I should be cruising at a different altitude. I'm wondering how this situation might be handled in the real world. Would a plane be asked to change their altitude after a turn in order to remain in constant compliance with the semicircular rule? Or, if there is no presence of traffic, would the plane simply stay at their original altitude?

 

Route: https://i.imgur.com/WO9ESvv.png

 

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I'm in the process of planning an IFR flight from KATL to KFLL. In the route that I obtained from FlightAware (shown below), there is a short section where, according to the semicircular rule, I should be cruising at a different altitude. I'm wondering how this situation might be handled in the real world. Would a plane be asked to change their altitude after a turn in order to remain in constant compliance with the semicircular rule? Or, if there is no presence of traffic, would the plane simply stay at their original altitude?

 

I seriously doubt ATC would assign a new altitude due to routing alone, but there's no way to predict what they'll tell you to do.  Flight-plans are just that...plans.  You nearly always expect some kind of ATC-assigned amendment.

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