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    An aircraft is maintaining an airway centreline of 000 defined by a VOR ahead of the aircraft. Variation at the VOR is 5E. With 60 NM to go to the VOR the QDM is 004. The aircraft's position relative to the airway lateral boundary is:

    3 NM inside the airway northern boundary
    1 NM inside the airway northern boundary
    5 NM outside the airway southern boundary
    1 NM inside the airway southern boundary (*)

    Could somebody please explain how this is in the southern boundary and not the western boundary?

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    Good afternoon,

    You are flying due North, at least from the airway's perspective, so you are approaching from the South.
    Mind if I ask you what caused you to think it would be Western?

    Sincerely,
    Patrick van Harten
    Last edited by patrickvanharten; 10-03-2013 at 10:23 AM.
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    Hello!

    As that question stands there are no correct alternatives. With the airway being defined by radial 180 it's running North/South i.e. the airway boundaries are to the East and West. So, as you say av8r10, it should be 1 nm inside the airway western boundary.

    T

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    Afternoon,

    You are completely correct, TJ-ProPilot, disregard my comment as I completely misinterpreted the question. My apologies, if I have brought further confusion.

    Sincerely,
    Patrick van Harten
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    Thanks for clearing that up guys, should i appeal this question should it come up in an exam?

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    Definitely; there is no right answer. If it comes up, write a letter to the people responsible for your exams, and use TJ-ProPilot's comment as a reason behind your complaint.

    Sincerely,
    Patrick van Harten
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