Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pilot Humor

Who says the FAA doesn't have a sense of humor?

The Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 approach is reported as the first GPS approach the FAA developed.

The fixes are named in order, ITAWT, ITAWA, PUDYE, TTATT.

The missed approach procedure, is a climb to 3000 on a track 165 degrees to the next fix called IDEED!

Of course Tweety Bird is for an approach from the west, the initial approach fix (IAF) from the east is called "SATAN". Go figure.

A copy of the Approach Plate PDF file is here.

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