direct route


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direct route

[də¦rekt ′rüt]
(electricity)
In wire communications, the trunks that connect a pair of switching centers, regardless of the geographical direction the actual trunk facilities may follow.
(navigation)
The shortest navigational distance between two points on the earth's surface, for example, the great circle.

direct route

A requested route published on an en route or area chart to assist pilots who have previous knowledge of acceptance of these routes by air traffic control (ATC). Use of a direct route may require prior ATC approval and may not provide ATC or advisory services or be acceptable in flight plans.
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The first direct routes linking the two fastest growing regions in Norway - Stavanger and Northern Norway - start today.
Going head-to-head with Edredon Bleu from the final fence to the finishing line, the gallant Direct Route stuck his head out under Norman Williamson and edged into the lead only to be headed in the stride that mattered most by the valiant Edredon Bleu under Tony McCoy.
Direct Route is Coral's 4-1 favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase on March 17.
Direct Route won Aintree's Mumm Melling Chase in 1999 and 2000, before finishing third to Fadalko in last year's race on unsuitably soft ground.
Direct Route, who could be well treated on just an 11lb higher mark than when gaining the first of his two wins this season at Wetherby, is in the ideal age group for the race as five-year-olds have won five out of the last six runnings.
Should Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Teeton Mill have his Festival warm-up in the two-and-a-half-mile Grade One race - as seems likely - he will be ridden by Norman Williamson, leaving trainer Howard Johnson with the task of replacing the Irishman on Direct Route, whom he partnered to Tingle Creek success at Sandown in December.
It's interesting to note that Record columnist Norman Williamson has ridden both Direct Route and Super Coin but sticks with Teeton Mill.
Direct Route, who is 16-1 for the Champion Chase with William Hill, finished third to Call Equiname in the 1999 renewal and runner-up to Edredon Bleu after an epic battle in 2000.
Direct Route is quoted at 11-2 ``with a run'' for the Queen Mother Champion Chase by bookmakers William Hill.
16 its plans to open up a direct route to the Dominican Republic s capital city.
There will be a new, direct route between Oslo and Barcelona starting 15 February 2001 as Norwegian carrier Braathens adds the Spanish city to its route network.
NORMAN WILLIAMSON is to take the ride on Direct Route this weekend when the country's fastest chasers clash in the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot.