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IFR fix question

Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:35 pm

near Morristown NJ (MMU) are two IFR fixes: http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00931IL23.PDF
BADDA and BINGG

are other fixes like this or is this an outlier?

Thanks
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Re: IFR fix question

Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:33 pm

There are several like that.

Look up the Piglet arrival into MCO.
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:30 pm

There are lots of fixes like that.

My favorite one was ils 16 at PWM. It’s not like that now http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00678IL16.PDF
But it used to be
ITAWT
ITAWA
PUDYE
TTATT
IDEED
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Re: IFR fix question

Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:34 pm

Loads and loads of these fix naming humor. Look at KPSM’s GPS Approach. ITAWT, ITAWA, PUDYE, TTATT, IDEED. In order, IAF, IF, FAF, MAP, Hold. I thought I saw a puddy cat, I deed. Another fix, YOKNZ, commemorates a defunct restaurant under the fix, Yoken’s Seafood.

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Re: IFR fix question

Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:04 pm

Stuttgart (STR/EDDS) in Germany has the two initial approach fixes "VATER" "UNSER", German for the Lord's Prayer - Pater Noster.
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Re: IFR fix question

Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:23 pm

FUBRR going into PHL is pretty appropriate.
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:10 pm

In Poland, we have a story from the past: We proceed to BAREK and have Whiskey on board (BAREK is softened Polish version of BAR). Unfortunately, BAREK no longer exists.
On those symmetric funny names, my favorite from Poland is IXIXI (53°41'04''N 019°53'28''E).

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Re: IFR fix question

Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:28 pm

In Australia, there are also the following approaches:

LEAKY BOATS SINNK

MOOVI STARR

WONSA JOLLY SWAGY CAMBS BUIYA BYLLA BONGS UNDER ACOOL EBARR TREES (lyrics to the Waltzing Matilda song)
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Re: IFR fix question

Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:30 pm

gloom wrote:
We proceed to BAREK and have Whiskey on board


I thought there was an approach to MUC with the waypoint DRUNK.

So a pilot might say "We are DRUNK with whiskey", Whiskey being the version of the ATIS announcement.


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Re: IFR fix question

Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:39 am

On the Victor airway between BOS and HYA there is a DRUNK intersection. Many years ago I did a flight into HYA and the F/O when he checked in with Cape Approach did say DRUNK with Whiskey as the HYA ATIS was Whiskey.
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:01 am

737tanker wrote:
On the Victor airway between BOS and HYA there is a DRUNK intersection. Many years ago I did a flight into HYA and the F/O when he checked in with Cape Approach did say DRUNK with Whiskey as the HYA ATIS was Whiskey.


So it's not in Germany? Thanks!

David
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Re: IFR fix question

Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:44 pm

Other ones:

It used to be HAMMM BURGR FRYYS - but it's now changed to HAANK
ILS 18 LEB
http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00859IL18.PDF

In Kansas City It used to be SPICY BARBQ RIBBS but they added a few more fixes and now it's SPICY BARBQ TERKY SMOKE RIBBS
ILS 1R MCI
http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00780IL1R.PDF

In DFW
The legend is that there was a center controller on DFW arrivals that would frequently forget to handoff planes to the TRACON, so they named the fixes:
PLEZE CHMLI JUSST SWTCH THEMM
http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/06039SEEVR.PDF


Just west of DFW there is a whole set of fixes named after Christopher Robin's toys
Today it's just PGLET TYGGR ROOOO RBBIT but there used to be POOBR, EYORE, and KANGA that are no longer used - EYORE got recycled to somewhere in florida
http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/06039SWABR.PDF

Also west of DFW if you're a Gun enthusiast or Dallas Stars (Hockey) Fan
http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/06039VKTRY.PDF
WLLTR
RUGGR
GLOKK

MDANO Mike Modano
BELFR Ed Belfour
HHULL Brett Hull
LETNN Kari Lehtonen
ZUBOV Sergei Zubov

There's LBRON in Cleveland after Lebron James

I'm pretty sure that there are other sports themed arrivals in other cities.

LAX HLYWD arrival named after actors/actresses
FNNDA Henry Fonda
GABBL Clark Gable
CHPLN Charlie Chaplin
NWMAN Paul Newman
ESTWD Clint Eastwood
MCQWN Steve McQueen
MDLER Bette Midler
MNROE Marilyn Monroe
http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00237HLYWD.PDF

And whole bunch of arrivals into Las Vegas referring to SINNN SITEE (Sin City) and the casinos there.
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Re: IFR fix question

Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:25 pm

The new arrivals into ATL from the southwest and south east are names after tolkien characters and Star Wars perehenialia, respectively.

SHYRE FRDDO BLLBO BGGNS SMAWG HOBBT.


TYFTR NEWHP DTSTR WOKIE JJEDI


There used to be the SMOOV arrival into ATL

HOWRR.YORRR.RIDEZ.NICCE.AAAND.SMOOV
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Re: IFR fix question

Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:30 pm

Recently I flew over a waypoint called ASLEP, which is situated in Germany...in the UK there are two waypoints on the same airways called BRAIN and MATCH.
flyingturtle wrote:

I thought there was an approach to MUC with the waypoint DRUNK.

So a pilot might say "We are DRUNK with whiskey", Whiskey being the version of the ATIS announcement.


David

Possibly you are confusing this with the waypoint GIVMI which is the end point of a SID from Munich. There used to be a SID (I think it got renamed now, I couldn't find it in the current charts...there are still GIVMI SIDs but none with a W Designator) that was called GIVMI5W, i.e. Give me 5 Whiskey (or some other number).
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:32 pm

LOREL and HARDY. NEEDL and THRED. TARTN and TWEED.

BEVIS is out there in Croatia, but I can't find BUTHD.
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:53 am

Web500sjc wrote:
The new arrivals into ATL from the southwest and south east are names after tolkien characters and Star Wars perehenialia, respectively.

SHYRE FRDDO BLLBO BGGNS SMAWG HOBBT.


TYFTR NEWHP DTSTR WOKIE JJEDI


There used to be the SMOOV arrival into ATL

HOWRR.YORRR.RIDEZ.NICCE.AAAND.SMOOV


I liked SMOOV1.
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:38 am

737tanker wrote:
On the Victor airway between BOS and HYA there is a DRUNK intersection. Many years ago I did a flight into HYA and the F/O when he checked in with Cape Approach did say DRUNK with Whiskey as the HYA ATIS was Whiskey.


It was quite near the Kennedy compound, a shot at Ted for killing that woman while drunk driving off a bridge. IIRC they forced them to change it.
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Re: IFR fix question

Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:10 am

DC arrivals have a number of patriotic fix names as well. Pretty cool unless they’ve changed over the years. BNA has a number of arrivals themed on music and country stars.
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Re: IFR fix question

Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:51 am

Whoever came up with the SPANE arrival into SLC must have been a golfer. Fixes include BOAGY, DRYVE and CHHIP.
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:55 am

Acey559 wrote:
DC arrivals have a number of patriotic fix names as well. Pretty cool unless they’ve changed over the years. BNA has a number of arrivals themed on music and country stars.


KDCA FRDMM arrival... The entire approach is meaningful. Most notably, WEWIL NEVVR FORGT SEPII.
 
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Re: IFR fix question

Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:45 am

Adispatcher wrote:
Acey559 wrote:
DC arrivals have a number of patriotic fix names as well. Pretty cool unless they’ve changed over the years. BNA has a number of arrivals themed on music and country stars.


KDCA FRDMM arrival... The entire approach is meaningful. Most notably, WEWIL NEVVR FORGT SEPII.


That’s the one. There used to be another with cool fix names, too, I think. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been into the DC area.
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