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Understanding the SRD spreadsheet


Graham Drabble

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Graham Drabble

Hi,

Anyone able to help me better understand the SRD spreadsheet and which rows would be more/ less preferred when multiple rows exist? Both from a what makes life work well for VatSim controllers and how does this work IRL.
An example, currently looking at EGNX->ELLX
Looks like I'd want to exit the FIR at either KONAN or VABIK so into the SRD we go. Lets ignore the very low level options we have (Jan AIRAC version of the SRD)
"DTY    155    245    M605 BENSU Q70 BIG L9    KONAN    "
"DTY    245    660    M605 BENSU Q70 BIG UL9    KONAN    Notes: 117"
"DTY    245    660    M605 BENSU Q70 BIG UL9    KONAN    Notes: 117"
"DTY    155    245    M605 BENSU Q70    VABIK    "
"DTY    245    295    M605 BENSU Q70    VABIK    "

I get the difference between the first two rows, L9 becomes the UL9 above FL245 (with UL9 only being available eastbound whereas L9is bidirectional).
The next two KONAN rows appear to be duplicates? Is that right? Wouldn't expect that in an official doc such as this but maybe?
Looking then at the VABIK rows. Is there anything to be read into the fact these are split out rather than just being one line
"DTY    155    295    M605 BENSU Q70    VABIK    "
makes me feel there's something special about being above/below FL245 that I've missed?

Finally Note 117 states that FL250 isn't available on L607 east of KONAN. No similar note exists for the Q70 east of VABIK. Is that actually allowed? Looking at the routes I can't quite work out what would clash with using the L607 but not clash with something filed along Q70

So I guess the questions are
Is there a right one to pick? How would one tell?

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