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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Where do the name of waypoints on a oceanic crossing come from? Are they assigned by the controller or the FCC?


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User currently offlineGt1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

I can not answer your question, other than to say that the controller does not assign them. They are published in the Jeppesen charts. Many waypoint are the intersection of VOR radials.

Hope this helps

GT1


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

I'm not sure but I believe these names are allocated by a department in the International Civil Aviation Organization on a world-wide basis,after co-operating with local aviation authorities to avoid names that may be offending or unpronouncable in the various languages of the regions.Also,they are supposed to be so different from others in an area that no misunderstandings can be made.Experience proves otherwise,though!


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User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

On the north atlantic the waypoints are named after the lat & long so 59.00 north 30.oowest becomes 5930N

There are parallel tracks on the north atlantic and I am pretty sure they vary according to the winds but the names of the waypoints stay the same.

On the western side many of the waypoints have names like loach, porgy,,prawn etc.

Does anyone have any details for other oeceans?


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4190 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

There are also north pacific tracks and eastern pacific tracks (hawaii routes)... the north pacific tracks have lat long type names if i remember correctly, and the eastern pacific charts actually have way point names (i.e. one 50 miles west of SFO is called BEBOP)


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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

On A331/332, between Canada and Hawaii, the waypoints all start with the same letter (ZANNG, ZEFER, ZIBUD, ZOLTR, ZAALE, ZURIC on A331; HEMLO, HUMOR, HAPPY, HAWWS, HERZO on A332).

The tracks from west coast USA to Hawaii (R463, 464, 465, 576, 577, 578, 585) have similar onomatopaedic (izzat the right word?) names. Other tracks out of Hawaii southbound use similar alphabetical waypoint names.

Best Regards,

Buff


User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Try this link out. It gives the daily NAT Routes.

http://www.glideslope.de/natroutes/nats.htm



User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

CYLW, I hope you read this cause I have a question for you. Did Kelown get its glidepath installed by nav canada already and if so, which runway?

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