diverse vector area


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diverse vector area

That area, in a radar environment, in which a prescribed departure route is not the only suitable route to avoid obstacles. The area in which random radar vectors below the minimum vectoring altitude/minimum IFR (instrument flight rules) altitude—established in accordance with a terminal instrument procedures criteria for diverse departure, obstacles, and terrain avoidance—may be issued to departing aircraft.
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If they do exist for an airport, they are found in the IFR Takeoff Minimums, Departure Procedures, and Diverse Vector Area (Radar Vectors) section of AIS charts and on the back of the airport diagram chart for Jeppessens.
The FAA recognized the gap between controller's priorities and pilot expectations when creating diverse vector areas. Pilots expect ATC assigned headings to keep them clear of obstacles.
Over the past several years, the FAA has also been introducing Diverse Vector Areas. Based on in-depth studies of obstructions around an airport, they allow even greater departure vectoring flexibility below the MVA.
Diverse Vector Areas (DVAs) have been established at some larger airports for a safe and standardized way to guarantee obstacle clearance for aircraft departing on radar vectors.