I have a question about Toronto Intl Airport (YYZ).
Have the names of the outer markers for runway's 05 and 06L been changed?
Runway 05 at YYZ used to have an outer marker called "TANGO". Over the past several days (around 5), I keep hearing pilot's receive clearance to intercept rwy 05's ILS and to maintain 170 knots untill reaching "MEADOVALE" for example. Is Meadovale the new name for rwy 05's outer marker?
Also, rwy 06L used to have an outer marker named "JULIET". Now I hear pilots being intructed to contact the tower once they cross "BRITANIA" while they're on the ILS glideslope for 06L. Is Britania the new name for rwy 06L's outer marker? (Note: The road that leads to the main control tower and ATC facilities at YYZ is called Britania. It's almost under 06L's approach path).
If they have infact changed the outer marker's names for rwy's 05 and 06L, does anyone know the reason why? Could it be because the phonetic alphabet uses the same names and there's been some confusion during ATC comminications? If this is the reason, will they be changing other outer markers names too?
At YYZ, rwy 23's outer marker is XRAY, rwy 15L's is ROMEO and rwy 33R's is LIMA.
I'm very curious about this.
Thanks for any info.