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Five-letter designations; KUXEM, LAMIX etc. How are these arrived at today ?

Old 21st Jun 2023, 14:10
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We had a ball when planning the Muscat FIR, got most of what we asked for from ICAO, not sure if any still live on as cannot get online access to the AIP Oman. Are GISMO and DALEK still in use? One that we didnít get was on the common Muscat/BOMBAY (as it was then) FIR boundary - KURRI!

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Old 8th Jul 2023, 11:36
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Years ago, all the oceanic entry / exit points were named after comics, I canít remember all the names, but I am sure someone will be able to quote them all.
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Old 8th Jul 2023, 17:00
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Originally Posted by Dave Gittins
Some years ago it was a wag not a computer that dreamed them up. Up in Lancashire are ARTHA and DALEY.
I donít know if this has been said already. But I regret to inform you that ARTHA and DALEY are no more.
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Old 9th Jul 2023, 12:02
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Originally Posted by Signalman
Years ago, all the oceanic entry / exit points were named after comics, I canít remember all the names, but I am sure someone will be able to quote them all.
Was that not in the North Sea - TOPPA, DANDI, BEENO etc.?
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Old 9th Jul 2023, 12:48
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Originally Posted by Liffy 1M
Was that not in the North Sea - TOPPA, DANDI, BEENO etc.?
TOPPA still exists, at one of the FIR boundary points over the North Sea. DANDI is in the Irish Sea, and I don't think BEENO exists any longer.
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Old 9th Jul 2023, 12:51
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Near YYZ there is a waypoint called BIGBE.
I have circled and looked down many times and never found the letter B written on the earth!
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Old 9th Jul 2023, 13:34
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
TOPPA still exists, at one of the FIR boundary points over the North Sea. DANDI is in the Irish Sea, and I don't think BEENO exists any longer.
That's a different DANDI though. The old one was in the North Sea. Found here
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Old 9th Jul 2023, 16:57
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I couldn't find a BEEZR ...
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Old 6th Aug 2023, 21:15
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toratoratora, to get to KOK, many go via BIG to get there.......
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If you fancy flying south via SAM (UK) on N866, you can get a ROKSI RUBMI COQUE routing.
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BALIX.....When spoken with a Northern Ireland accent always cracked me up.

MARGO was named for a female assistant in ScAtcc back in the day. REEKI(Y) was for Auld Reekie , a pet name for Edinburgh.

TUBBY , formerly in the vicinity of the NI coast was alleged to be named after "Tubby" Dash , a venerable aviator from Northern Ireland. RINGA...obviously a waypoint before BEL ( Belfast VOR) .
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