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TEC Route Slider

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:04 pm
by rtataryn
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

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:14 pm
by Keith Smith
That's epic. Nice find!

Re: TEC Route Slider

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:44 am
by kullery
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.

Re: TEC Route Slider

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 7:23 am
by Marcus Becker
That is really neat! Thanks for sharing, Rod.

Re: TEC Route Slider

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:23 pm
by ccapilot
Very clever, essentially an analog computer... :D I love it.

Re: TEC Route Slider

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:48 am
by Bob Denny
I’m almost certain I have one somewhere here. I definitely had one back in the “old days” ... now I gotta look....