Curious about decoding part of a route - ‘Q40’ ?

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    Here’s the route:
    CLTCH2 MAULS Q40 ALEAN VXV

    What is Q40?
     
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    Yep - think of a jet route as a high altitude version of a victor airway. You don’t need RNAV capability to fly one - VOR to VOR will work too.
     
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    What were you flying that advised a Q route?
     
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    I was once cleared IFR to follow T202 around Charlotte's Class B and It was news to me... I hadn't seen an RNAV route until then...
     
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    Simply put they are just the high altitude version of T-routes. Low has V and T. High has J and Q. You need RNAV to fly T’s and Q’s. You don’t to fly V’s and J’s but you’re more than welcome to use RNAV to fly them.
     
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    Ryan has a Turbo 172P-RG

    Very few made. The pressurized models are seldom seen.
     
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