U.S.-Russian Routes & Procedures
Posted Monday, August 19, 2002
Marshall Severson with his Cessna 172G and the Provideniya Bay airport transient ramp in the background. Other aircraft are Cessna 210 (purple strip) and Piper Twin Commanche. Picture courtesy of Mona Holmes, Alaska Airmen.
Marshall also works for the Federal Aviation Administration, Alaskan Region, Air Traffic Division in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Alaska Airmen group on the trip; Standing infront of the Provideniya museum. From left to right: Marshall Severson, Felix Maguire, Ed Maynard, Brian Paden, Dee Hanson, Mona Holmes, and Todd Bureau.
Twin Commanche provided fuel for the C172 return trip. Antonov, not shown, was taxiing for departure and provided lots of noise.
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Russian ATS Route for General Aviation VFR Operations between Alaska and Provideniya Bay, Russia
Russian Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route B-369 is now available for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight by General Aviation aircraft.
A. Route Description.
|Provideniya Bay NDB||64° 22.7N||173° 14.6W||018° / 198°||53.1 (98)|
|Nalid||65° 08.2N||172° 13.0W||018° / 198°||24.9 (46)|
|Kadat||65° 30.0N||171° 43.2W||062° / 242°||18.6 (34)|
|Lavrentiya NDB||65° 35.0N||171° 00.8W||023° / 203°||20.1 (37)|
|Kilak||65° 51.0N||170° 31.0W||090° / 270°||39.2 (73)|
|Batni||65° 42.2N||168° 58.4W||Wales, AK||22.2 (41)|
|Wales, AK||65° 37.4N||168° 06W||Nome VORTAC||99.7 (185)|
|Nome VORTAC||64° 29.1N||165° 15.2W|
Route Width: 10 kilometers
Authorized Minimum and Maximum Route Altitudes: 1500-3000 meters
Route is available for operations 2100/0400 UTC Winter, 2000/0300 UTC Summer except Saturday and Sunday. Consult Russian VFR Enroute Chart YKD-11 and Russian Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services (RAC) 3-2.100.
B. Advanced flight permission required.
Request for single flight permissions of foreign civil aircraft on B-369 must be submitted in accordance with procedures contained in the Russian AIP.
The request may be submitted in Russian or English and must be sent to both the International Relations Department of Civil Aviation and to the Central Department of Operational Services (CDOS) of Civil Aviation.The request must be submitted from 0900 to 1800, (Moscow time) except Saturdays, Sundays, and Russian Federation public holidays. The submission must be on form "N", a minimum of five (5) full working days in advance of the intended flight. It is recommended that flight permission be requested at least 14 working days in advance.
B-369 begins at the U.S./Russian border and is entirely within Russian airspace.
Pilots need to be familiar with and comply with all Russian Laws and Regulations while operating in Russian airspace including Customs, Immigration, and Agriculture, etc.
A valid passport and Russian Visa is required.
Consult the Russian AIP for pertinent aeronautical flight information.
C. 4096 Code transponder required for operation on B-369. Each person operating an aircraft into or out of the United States on B-369 SHALL operate the transponder, including altitude encoding equipment if installed, and SHALL reply on the appropriate code or as assigned by Nome Flight Service Station (FSS). In addition, the aircraft SHALL comply with the transponder on requirements and ADIZ penetration procedures of 14 CFR part 99.
D . ICAO flight plan required. All aircraft intending to operate on B-369 to or from the U.S. must file an ICAO flight plan one (1) hour before intended departure. Aircraft departing the U.S. must file the ICAO flight plan with Nome Alaska FSS. The estimated border crossing time at BATNI and CDOS flight permission number must be included in the Remarks section of the ICAO flight plan.
Flight planned cruising levels for VFR flight on B-369 SHALL be in meters using QNH altimeter setting in accordance with Russian AIP.
E. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) waiver required. In accordance with Special Notice "Operations to/from Locations Outside the U.S." issued as a domestic and international NOTAM. A waiver must be obtained from TSA prior to operations on B-369 to or from the U.S. Waiver application must submitted at least seven (7) days in advance. Application form and further information is available on the internet at intl.faa.gov. Then select: waiver process for flight operations.
F. Route Procedures - Aircraft departing the U.S. will be assigned a discreet transponder code by Nome FSS in accordance with Defense VFR (DVFR) procedures. Aircraft delayed more than 20 minutes from their flight plan departure time must notify the Nome FSS of the delay. Once airborne, if estimated border crossing time at BATNI changes by more than 10 minutes, aircraft must notify Nome FSS of their new BATNI estimate.
West bound aircraft from the U.S. must contact Lavrentiya Tower on freq 131.1for permission to cross the Russian border and altitude assignment 10 minutes prior to their estimated time over BATNI.
East bound aircraft bound for the U.S. SHALL request permission from Lavrentiya Tower on freq 131.1 to contact Nome FSS over KADAT with their estimated time over BATNI and request a discreet transponder code assignment for U.S. border crossing.
G. Further information can be obtained from the Nome FSS 1-800-478-8400, FAA Alaskan Region, Flight Standards division 907-271-5514, or www.alaska.faa.gov/flt_std/fly_vfr_russia.
This information will be incorporated in the Alaska Supplement of the AIM at a future date.
Pilots are reminded that they are expected to be familiar with all available information concerning the flight in accordance with 14 CFR 91.103.
Pilots must familiarize themselves with all applicable aeronautical information and should contact Nome FSS for a complete briefing prior to conducting any flight operation on this route.
H. In addition, all aircraft failing to adhere to the procedures contained in this NOTAM or 14 CFR part 99 may be subject to interception by the U.S. military. If capable, aircraft should maintain a listening watch on VHF Guard 121.5 or UHF 243.0. It incumbent on all aviators to know and understand their responsibilities if intercepted. Review the AIM, Chapter 5, section 6, paragraph 5-6-2 for Intercept Procedures.
I. Other Information. Official flight information for operating in Russian Federation airspace is contained in the Russian International Aeronautical Information Publication. This document is published and distributed by the State Civil Aviation Authority of Russia, Center of Aeronautical Information of Civil Aviation. The only known commercial source containing this information is published by Jeppesen, in their Airway Manual - Eastern Europe and Eurasia coverage. A trip can be ordered from Jeppesen (1-800-61-5377).
State Aviation Authority of Russia State Unitary Enterprise
Centre of Aeronautical Information of Civil Aviation (SUE CAI CA)
Svobody str. 67, Moscow, 123364, Russia
Phone: 7+(095) 492 3131
Fax: 7+(095) 948 5909
Russian VFR Enroute Chart YKD-11, which covers Eastern Russia's Chukotka area and Provideniya Bay, can be obtained from the either the Alaska Airmen's Association or directly from the printer, AviaComInfo.
Oktyabrasky srt, 15, office 507
140002, Lyubertsy, Russia
Tel/fax: (495) 514-98-93, (495) 745-40-29.
Telephone: (916) 613-81-02, (495) 981-53-74.
Web Site (english): aviacominfo.ru
Alaska Airmen's Association PO Box 241185
Anchorage, AK 99524
Telephone: 907-245-1251, toll free: 1-800-464-7030
QNH - Barometric pressure as reported by a particular station.
QNE - Barometric pressure used for the standard altimeter setting (29.92 inches HG)
QNH - Altimeter sub-scale setting to obtain elevation when on the ground.
QNE - Barometric altitude on altimeter set on 760 scale.
QFE- Atmospheric pressure at aerodrome elevation (or at runway threshold).
DoD Flight Information Publication (Enroute)
QNH - Altimeter setting which provides height above mean sea level.
QNE - Altimeter setting of 29.92 inches which provides height above standard datum plane.