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The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:05 am

On Monday in my Global Navigation class, we got the following approach plate. KPSM RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 (sorry its a PDF) Notice anything humorous about it? If nobody gets it, I'll post the answer a little later. Does anybody have any other instances of the FAA trying to be funny?

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:12 am

Looks like it spells out "I taught Satan".

As I junior high school teacher for 13 years, I have taught plenty of his children...never have met the man at a parent-teacher conference, though.

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:12 am

I KNEW IT, THE FAA IS RUN BY SATAN!!!!! MUHA HA HA HA

lol i hope thats what you ment...
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:13 am

Old news... We were just chatting about this a few days ago in the Live Chatroom... Try the KNPA RNAV (GPS) RWY 1 (Pensacola Naval Air Station). Mmmmm.... suddenly I'm hungry...
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:15 am

Would it be one of the GPS points is "SATAN"? I hope that's it. I remember there being a post a while ago that concerned GPS points that had "funny" names. Lets get some more...

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:16 am

you know both of theses make sense: tampa-tuna, pease-home of pan am #- what number we on now?... connection? i think not.
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:20 am

There was also "ITAWT ITAWA PUDYE TTATT" (I thought I saw a pussy-cat)
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:21 am

Please delete this second of an accidental double-post...

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:23 am

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 6):

Nice work. You need to ignore the SATAN fix to get the joke. Any more out there?

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:12 pm

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 6):
There was also "ITAWT ITAWA PUDYE TTATT" (I thought I saw a pussy-cat)

You'll also notice that the holding fix for a missed approach is "IDEED" (as in "I did" (see a puddy-tat))...

One of the ILS approaches to MCI (can't recall which) has SPICY BARBQ RIBBS as sequential points on the approach... Makes me hungry just thinking about it...

Quoting Redngold (Reply 3):
Try the KNPA RNAV (GPS) RWY 1 (Pensacola Naval Air Station). Mmmmm.... suddenly I'm hungry...

Gee, instead of holding -the- mayo, you can hold -at- MAYYO...  Wink
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:21 pm

Climb to 3000 and hold.

Sweet. If I had known my Cessna could do that, I would have skipped the fuel pumps.
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:40 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 9):
One of the ILS approaches to MCI (can't recall which) has SPICY BARBQ RIBBS as sequential points on the approach... Makes me hungry just thinking about it...

Here it is... ILS RWY 1R at KMCI.
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:17 pm

The joke isn't over until you go missed:

Note the missed approach hold waypoint: "IDEED" (as in I did!!!).

Thufferin' Thucotash!!!

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:25 pm

Another one:

Anyone ever shot the ILS 10L approach into PDX? I never noticed this until I was on the approach one day, in actual IMC, (Helluva time to examine the plate, huh?) with my instructor, and carefully examined the plate:

There's an intermediate approach fix called TRAYL. The final approach fix is BLAZR.

Now all together, kids...Portland's NBA team is called the _____ ______!

(or the "Jail Blazers," as we locals like to call 'em!)
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:30 pm

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 6):
"ITAWT ITAWA PUDYE TTATT



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 9):
"IDEED"

lol!
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:21 am

ITAWT ITAWA PUDYE TTATT IDEED

I guess you folks are too young to remember the old Sylvester and Tweety cartoon. This is what Tweety Bird said when he spied Sylvester the cat.

 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:22 am

How about the SUNSS arrival into PHX.

http://naco.faa.gov/d-tpp/0511/00322SUNSS.PDF

Basketball, anyone? Big grin
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:42 am

Then there's the GUITR THREE and HEHAW FOUR arrivals into Nashville/BNA.
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:50 am

Minneapolis has the TWOLF ONE or GOPHER FIVE arrivals into MSP, and it seems like every arrival has the name of a Minnesota sports team as one waypoint. They have VYKES, TWINZ, WOLVS, TWOLF, and WILDD as waypoints along various STARs and SIDs.
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:02 am

In the Pensacola one, you have to follow: EATN TTUNA SNWCH MAYYO

yeah, they are purty funny! That goes along with the way they name airspace fixes..... I can't figure out why there is one here in northeast Wisconsin named "FAMIS". Down in Milwaukee of course there is BAE (BADGER) but "PETTY"????? Tom Petty, the rock star?? Or Richard Petty, race driver??? Don't forget the "BREW THREE" departure.... and Wisconsin would not be right without the "PACKR" fix..... AND, a waypoint in Green Bay 4nm from the runway called "LMMBO" which stands for "Lambeau", as in Lambeau Field. On the RNAV RWY 24 apch you have to cross LMMBO at 2400.

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:04 am

There used to be an intersection on the TRAKE arrival into STL named "COORS". Apparently, the Busch folks just couldn't have that, and petitioned the FAA to change it (which they did) to "AUGST" after one of the founding Busch family members...
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:25 am

I remember hearing that, in the early '90s, before the re-engineering of the DFW airspace, there was actually an intersection or approach fix called KMART (in DFW-land somewhere...). Supposedly, when you looked down from this location in space, lo and behold, there was a K-Mart store on the ground  Cool
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:29 am

Louisville Bowman has a funny one when coming in from the SE...

http://naco.faa.gov/d-tpp/0511/00238G24.PDF

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:32 am

Who is that really famous guy from french Lick, IN...???

http://naco.faa.gov/d-tpp/0511/00238G24.PDF

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:35 am

HAHAHAHAHA The second approach plate(Pennsecola Air Naval Station) is hilarious!!!!!!!
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:47 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 21):
I remember hearing that, in the early '90s, before the re-engineering of the DFW airspace, there was actually an intersection or approach fix called KMART (in DFW-land somewhere...). Supposedly, when you looked down from this location in space, lo and behold, there was a K-Mart store on the ground

True, it was on the Blue Ridge arrival in from the northeast, and went right over a Kmart in McKinney...

The intersection still exists (in name) and its location was probably redefined what the Metroplex airspace was overhauled in 1996. Today, it's:

Name: KMART
Identifier: KMART
Location: 33-00-25.190N / 097-10-02.470W (TEXAS)
ARTCC: ZFW
Fix to be published? yes
Navaid radial/DME:
Charts: SID
Fix use: RNAV-WP
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:00 am

From the August 2005 issue of Airways:

RWY19 Brisbane, Australia. LEAKY BOATS SINKK
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:43 am

The MARLN arrival into SYD also has ...

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:33 am

And just off the Isle of Wight (UK) are waypoints NEDUL and THRED.
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:35 am

MCO has a few...

ILS 36R has TRAMP, FLOZY, and SILKY.... pretty sexy approach  Wink

They also have the GOOFY FIVE and MINEE THREE arrivals
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:40 am

Orlando International (MCO) has some interesting SIDS and STARS:

I think I recall there being a MICKEY TWO Departure and a MINNIE THREE Arrival

(Obvious reference to Disney there)
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:29 pm

Doesn't LAS have a TYSSN ONE approach? (Mike Tyson)
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:24 pm

Quoting Redngold (Reply 3):
Try the KNPA RNAV (GPS) RWY 1 (Pensacola Naval Air Station). Mmmmm.... suddenly I'm hungry...

Thanks! I have never noticed this before. The FAA must really be running out of 5 letter names.
 
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:54 pm

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 32):
Thanks! I have never noticed this before. The FAA must really be running out of 5 letter names.

Try some of the names on brand new GPS RNAV approaches (non-overlay ones, the "T" approaches). They're computer-generated, are supposed to be human-readable, and are supposed to have some sort of basis in local geographic names...I think they're neither human-readable nor do they have any basis in local geography!
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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:08 pm

And I think there's some form of "blue suede shoes" near memphis...

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RE: The FAA's Wicked Sense Of Humor

Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:42 pm

Going into MEM you have this:

Here's your BLEWS approach... ILS Runway 18R
http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0511/00253I18R.PDF

OHWOW, ODERE... VOR/DME Runway 18R
http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0511/00253VD18R.PDF
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