TEC Route Slider

TEC Route Slider

Postby rtataryn » Sat May 16, 2020 5:04 pm

Here’s a relic: It’s a old TEC Route “calculator” that was issued by the FAA Western Region (this was before FSDO’s) in 1977. You’d look for your departure airport on the left and then you’d slide the white card down until the little arrow pointed to your destination airport, and then you’d see the appropriate TEC route name, route, and altitude in the window at the bottom of the card.

You can see that these were the “Charlie” routes. Now we’re up to “Papa!”

I wouldn't mind having an updated one of these for PE.

1977 Tec Route Slider.jpeg
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Re: TEC Route Slider

Postby Keith Smith » Sat May 16, 2020 6:14 pm

That's epic. Nice find!
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Re: TEC Route Slider

Postby kullery » Sun May 17, 2020 3:44 am

That is awesome. We would need 6 of them to handle the existing 424 SoCal TEC Routes.

Looks like this was before the Q,P,M,J classification was created.
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Re: TEC Route Slider

Postby Marcus Becker » Mon May 18, 2020 7:23 am

That is really neat! Thanks for sharing, Rod.
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Re: TEC Route Slider

Postby ccapilot » Sun May 24, 2020 10:23 pm

Very clever, essentially an analog computer... :D I love it.
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Re: TEC Route Slider

Postby Bob Denny » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:48 am

I’m almost certain I have one somewhere here. I definitely had one back in the “old days” ... now I gotta look....
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