Hidden Messages With Waypoints

Hi guys!

There are probably hundreds of thousands of way points in the world and many of them resemble words or parts of words. You can connect these fixes to create a sentence or phrase for a flight plan. Use the seach bar in Infinite Flight or the FAA database to find them (be aware that not not all of the points in the database are in IF). Search for fixes that sound similar to the word you want. Most of these won’t be spelled normally and may include extra characters which can be used in your next word. For example: bike could be BBIKK or BIKEP. Keep searching these and adding them to your plan until you have something that resembles a sentence.
Many of these flight plans are actually flyable, although you may need to make some stops for fuel. This is not the most realistic way to fly, but it could be a unique alternative for normal long-hall flights. Here are some of the flight plans that I have created:

CANNU REEDD THISL LITLE MESSI GHEER

Can you read this little message hear?

ILIKE TUFLY ARNDT HUBIG WORLD

I like to fly around the big world.

MISHA ISONE GOODD MODRE ATORE

Misha is one good moderator.


Sometimes, you don’t even have to try to make these messages. The FAA sometimes names waypoints after words on purpose, so when you connect them in order, they create a sentence. The other day I was working on the flight plan for this event and I found one of these hinden sentences. The fixes around KDEN can spell out “Dat Fat Dog Don’t Bark”.

KORD 4155N/8849W 4154N/8913W 4151N/8943W 4124N/9329W SPAWN MNNOW MRRAY PUFFR 4026N/10241W KOHOE SLMON SAYGE EEZEE MOKME DHATT FFFAT DOGGG DONTT BARRK KDEN

Some of the other “easter eggs in the air” Include:

ITAWT ITAWA PUDYE TTATT From Tweety Bird and Sylvester over Portsmouth, New Hampshire

LUUKE IAMUR FADDR From Star Wars over Louisville, Kentucky

PPUNT, FTBAL, COACH, QTRBK, TAKKL, RECVR, FMBLE, and TCHDN are American football terms over Texas.

Sources

https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/10/itawt-itawa-pudye-ttatt-the-secret-language-of-the-skies/280598/

https://aerosavvy.com/navigation-name-nonsense/


What do guys think of these? Have you ever created flight plans like this? Have you found any uniquely named fixes? If you did, post them below, I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with.

Have a nice day!

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Umm… LUUKE is in Iraq…

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I found MAKEN PUKUE in a FPL not too long ago. PHNL-PHTO. Pukue sounds like a Hawaiian dish/drink.

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I’ll have to go back through and check but I know I’ve seen some borderline vulgar waypoint names.

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Yeah, some of the waypoints in the real world don’t seem to match up with Infinite Flight. There is a LUUKE in the US, it’s in the FAA database, but It doesn’t show up in IF.

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Yeah. Louisville is crazy with waypoints

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Thanks for making this! I bookmarked it as it’s really funny😂. I didn’t think that the faa put such phrases in the sky.

(NB Valentine’s Day today 😏)

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WEEEE,” “WLLLL,” “NEVVR,” “FORGT” and “SEP11" over Maryland.

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Lol. Is that really over Maryland

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I notice an ALWYZ near it

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Indeed on arrival north of KIAD

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SHARK waypoint off the coast of Sydney. Hidden message? 🤷‍♂️

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need to send a coded message to an aviation friend? tell them to check liveflight for your flight plan.

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I’ve seen HOWYA DOING on the approach into KEWR.

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Yeah the Freedom Arrival to DC is cool. I think there’s some other cool ones around Orlando

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I think they are all waypoints on an approach to one of Washington DC’s airports. Don’t quote me on that though.

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Yes, this path of waypoints can be used for approaches into both KIAD and KDCA leading up to the river visual.

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Might have to do that one. :)

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Isn’t that the northern approach to Washington Dulles

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There’s a bunch of marine animal waypoints there. I can’t remember them off the top of my head, but one if them is something like JELLY FISSH

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