I know this isn't a local question but it should be generic enough that somebody here can help, plus I trust you guys more
I'm planning a flight from Salem, OR (KSLE) to Boise, ID (KBOI) in the Eaglesoft Citation X V1.0 in the Flight Levels. This aircraft only has the default FS GPS therefore I am hesitant to file /G as the FS GPS is nowhere near up to date. I, therefore, would file as /A or /W.
The SLE ODP takes you to TURNO, the LOM for the ILS Runway 31. TURNO is part of V23, which runs North/South between EUG and BTG. From BTG you can join J5 to BOI.
I figure, therefore, that in the worst case scenario, I can file TURNO V23 BTG J15 BOI. However, if I don't want to go all the way to BTG, I could file TURNO V23 CANBY V500 IMB J5 BOI. The issue with that route would be that you are on V routes for 165nm. Will ATC climb you above 17,000 if you file a V route for the first part of your flight?
The other thing I figure you can do would be to file TURNO V23 CANBY IMB J5 BOI. This is basically the same as the filing via V500 but it would be considered a Direct Flight (AIM 5-1-8 Section C) and is no longer a V route. Is this legitimate? Could CANBY, defined by the radials of V23 and V500, be considered a FIX that can be accurately defined (from AIM 5-1-8, Section C, Part 1)? I imagine IMB VOR (H) can be accurately defined so provided you are above 14,500 (taking into account AIM 5-1-8, Section C, Part 3), you can use this as a direct FIX? Can I assume that ATC will provide terrain clearance via MVA if I file this route?
Also, lets say I decide to file /G for this leg since I know most of the waypoints will be in the default FS GPS. Can you file TURNO IMB J5 BOI as an RNAV Random Route within controlled airspace? From what I can tell, you go from SLE Class D into Class E into Class A so you don't leave controlled airspace. Can I assume that ATC will provide terrain clearance via MVA if I file this route?
Any insight is appreciated.