Fly-by waypoint | Article about fly-by waypoint by The Free Dictionary
A waypoint near which an aircraft is required to fly. This is unlike the fly-over waypoint over which an aircraft is required to fly. A flyby waypoint requires the use of turn anticipation to avoid exceeding airway boundary limits of the next flight segment.
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Don't mess with a procedure by making a fly-by waypoint
a fly-over waypoint.
You don't have to cross directly over IGEYO because it's a fly-by waypoint
, not a fly-over waypoint.
Bonus points if you knew this star-in-circle icon means it's a fly-over waypoint (meaning you must hit it exactly), rather than just a fly-by waypoint
A fly-by waypoint
can be an intermediate fix for a NoPT route and also a fly-over IAF/IF hold-in-lieu of a procedure turn fix.
Those of yon who develop good lead-point techniques will be able to approach a holding fix at nearly a 90 degree angle and simply fly by that fix (like a fly-by waypoint
), roll out on the holding radial/course outbound and then make the turn inbound to end up more or less on course.
RNAV brings us fly-by waypoints
in addition to the traditional fly-over way-points.