For those who like Star Wars!

I was doing this flight yesterday from KDFW to KAUS I noticed something interesting about name of the waypoints for the STAR and Approach at KAUS!

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That’s cool

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KLAX also has some cool ones. One for example is Ironman

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Yeah some areas of the world feature symbolic or just hilarious waypoints. Let me look up what Star Wars has to do with Austin.

Edit: I’ve got nothing. Maybe it’s just there but the location is not relevant.

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I know there is some airport in the US which has foods as fixes for it’s procedures

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woah that’s kinda cool actually!

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Welcome to Austin, we’re weird

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This is so cool! STARS and fixes are typically named after landmarks or features they’re near.

Boston has some awesome ones;
All sports teams
BRUWN5
CELTK5
REVSS4
PATSS5
SSOX5
Food:
LBSTA6
CHOWDR
Other places:
JFUND5
HARVD

There are so many more but these are the ones I know off the top of my head. I love finding cool STARs and SIDS around the world!

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The US Army uses callsign JEDI as I’ve seen callsign JEDI01

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Yeah Kansas City KMCI has SPICY BARBQ RIBBS, which lends to the barbeque culture that is deeply ingrained in Kansas City

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Those are awesome! KATL also has a lot of nice ones, from lord of the rings:
-SMAWG
-HOBTT
-GOLLM
-FRDDO
-BGGNS
-MORDR
-GONDR
-GNDLF

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I never noticed that…there are some clever waypoint name sequences in the US.

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Oh you could say I like Star Wars…

They could’ve used a five letter word from SW instead of botching a four letter, like DARTH, VADER, or PHSMA

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That’s a university not a place

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Just like for BWI, where there is a waypoint called TERPS for University of Maryland

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Haha, nice find!

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Pretty sure it would be considered a place too 😂

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I rest my case. Case closed. law gavel slams on the table

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There is a whole bunch of funny ones here, KDTW has Top Gun themed ones and KMCO has Disney Characters

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they should rename this STAR as “WARRS4” or something
”descend via the STAR WARRS4” damn I’d love to hear that IRL.

and if it was a solo flight all the better.

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