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SFO Takeoff Navigation Point Names Are Grateful Dead-Themed

Old Apr 5, 16, 7:59 pm
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SFO Takeoff Navigation Point Names Are Grateful Dead-Themed

San Francisco International Airport’s Takeoff Navigation Point Names Are Grateful Dead-Themed

http://www.relix.com/news/detail/san...ul_dead_themed

"The FAA officials at San Francisco International Airport have named the SFO airport's routes navigation points, often called "waypoints," with terms associated with the Grateful Dead, according to the SFGate.

Waypoints are target points in the air for a plane along a departure or landing route at an airport and are frequently named as an ode to the local culture of the destination city. At SFO, the airport uses terms like "TRUCKN2" and "GRTFL," "DEDHD," "TYDYE," "HYPEE" and "COSMC."

Unfortunately, these codes are rarely ever verbally communicated, as FAA Pacific Division Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor told SFGate, "Pilots would not normally have any reason to comment on the waypoints."
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Old Apr 5, 16, 9:13 pm
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Shoreline Amplitheater looks like the Dead Skull from the air as well. Occasionally you can see it on approach to SFO.
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Old May 16, 16, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by AussieOzzie View Post
San Francisco International Airport’s Takeoff Navigation Point Names Are Grateful Dead-Themed
This is a pretty common phenomenon

Some of the departures from SJC to SoCal have navigation points named after Silicon Valley companies. I don't remember the codes, but they are named after Netflix, Ebay and Cisco.
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