I imagine the approach designer decided to be humorous that day.
I've wondered and looked for other approaches where the waypoints spell out a phrase - and haven't found any yet, but there's probably literally gazillion approaches out there that I haven't looked at yet.
Since there's more of you than more of me, have any of you all had run into an approach in which the waypoints spell out a phrase?
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Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5565 times:
Other interesting names for intersections are Pickn and Grnin on the Hehaw 3 arrival into Nashville. There's a lot of really humorus ones out there, it evident that the FAA and ATC people have a pretty good sense of humor. A few years ago, when the FAA commissioned a couple of RNAV approaches at our airport, I was asked to submit a list of potiental intersection names for the approaches. As I remember, they had to be 5 letters and they wanted the names to reflect things identifyable with local points of interest. This isn't always done, for example going into Newton, Iowa there is a Matag intersection on the ILS Runway 32 approach. Newton is where Maytag appliances are built. Sure sounds like a "paid" advertisement to me.
Goboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2791 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5546 times:
There's also HAAMM and BURGR on an approach into Lebanon, NH (KLEB). Another I can think of is TWAIN of Hannibal, MI, the birthplace of Mark Twain. On J-230 over Pennsylvania, there's LARRI VINCE BYRDD going west. South of New York City there is APPLE and EMPYR, and southwest of Boston there is BOSOX. If I think of some more I'll post them. There's lots.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6726 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5467 times:
Hong Kong has decided to use fruit and fish other food and the ocean for our waypoints. It sounded very strange at first, but now we are used to them: APPLE, MANGO, MELON, BAKER, ACORN, OCEAN, ATTOL, PERCH, LIMES, GRUPA, DOFIN, CONGA, GUAVA, CHERY, CORAL, ROBIN, HERON, ROACH, PORPA, BREAM, LAKES, SANDI, TUNNA, WAYEL!!
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5452 times:
Some examples of Australian waypoints: WENDY, SULLY, BLACK, DRINA, KLAVA, OJ, DANKS, NATCHA, KEPPA, ARBEY, FAGIN, KATKI, BRUKA, LONLY, QUARY. Some of them are actual descriptions of locations e.g DRINA is on Lake Alexandrina and QUARY is an actual Quary.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5465 times:
>>>Apparantly, one of the approaches into Kansas City has the following:
SPICY BARBQ RIBS (not sure of the spelling on any of those)
You're right--SPICY BARBQ RIBBS are on one of the ILS approaches to 19 at MCI; can't recall L or R.
Other interesting nuggets...
In the Las Vegas area, there's a SISKL, followed (naturally) by an EBERT. The CROWE intersection in the same general area is named after Frank T. Crowe, who was in charge of the Hoover damn construction back in the 1930s.
Off the east coast of Florida, there is a RESNK (I'm doing that one spelling from memory) which is named after one of the Challenger astronauts, Judith Resnick.
And, in the Memphis area, there's a navaid called ELVIS. Not a VOR; I think it's a NDB/LOM....