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Jared Forte

Flying the Q400 on a favourite hop of mine (EGCC - EGJJ), I actually noticed these two waypoints! Needle and thread! 

Does anyone know of any other funny/interesting waypoint names in the UK airspace? 😁

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Michael Pike

There are lots. OLIVE GROVE at Birmingham. RODNI and DELBO. I'm quite fond of PIKEY in the Jersey zone!

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Harry Sugden

GINIS over the Irish Sea

RUGID over the Scottish Highlands

BARMI over the North Sea

ABBOT for Abbott Ale

Many! 😄 

Edited by Harry Sugden

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Fergus Walsh

ROSUN (for the classic Row-Zun Vs (Roz-Un)

 

BRAIN

 

TITAN (holding point at Heathrow and the scratchpad referance)

ELSIR

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Oliver Gates

Heathrow holding points!

27L: Scottish Lochs

27R: Planets/Moons

09R: Aircraft manufacturers

09L: Animals

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James Yuen

DAGGA, SABER, SPEAR

Edited by James Yuen

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Oliver Gates
2 minutes ago, James Yuen said:

DAGGA, SABER, SPEAR

Is this a DAGGA which I see before me?

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Louie Lister
3 hours ago, Jared Forte said:

Needle and thread

1 hour ago, James Yuen said:

DAGGA, SABER, SPEAR

Omg I’m so aware of these waypoints and have only just seen the connection! 

I’ve once had a “route direct to BIG then KOK”. Many thanks to @James Horgan for this efficient direct 😄.

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Luke Brown

You’ll find LOREL & HARDY around the Essex area.

BUZAD is practically overhead Leighton Buzzard

RIBEL for for the Ribble Head viaduct

KIDLI = Kidlington

The list goes on!

It seems we’re much more subtle than the Americans though

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Sebastian Wheeler

Lots of geographic ones down south: ORTAC, DAWLY, BOGNA, EXMOR, PLYMO, HASTY, DORKI (Dorking VRP for those with rubbish scenery! 😉 )

Don't forget UPDUK... (Just a good name)

ACORN, LUMBA, HOLLY + WILLO as well. Lots of groups of various things.

 

 

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Louie Lister

There’s also a FERDI in the Brussels FIR for those who have seen the famous video 😂

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Oliver Rhodes

UPDUK remains a personal favourite (from "'ey up duck")!

There're a few over the channel which have naval origins, e.g.: 

DRAKE (Sir Francis Drake, circumnavigated the world in 1580),

HAWKE (Lord Edward Hawke, fought the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759),

HARDY (Sir Thomas Hardy, fought in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and the subject of Admiral Lord Nelson's last words "kiss me Hardy")

Edited by Oliver Rhodes

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Stuart Duncan

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Luke Brown

isn't VAPID a comment on the controllers in Paris?

Or is it the fact that it's overhead approximately Basingstoke?

Edited by Luke Brown

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Alex Hodgkinson

Surprised nobody has mentioned NEZZA which is just south of Cardiff (Nessa, as in, well, nessa?)

PLYMO - Not actually overhead Plymouth, but close!

TINAN - Tiverton

DAWLY - Dawlish

BRIPO - Bridport

EXMOR - On Exmor

Now most fixes are named by a computer and have no quiet regional links anymore 🙄

Edited by Alex Hodgkinson

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Jared Forte

Another interesting regional one is LAKEY (for the Lake District)

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Simon Kelsey

As others have said, lots of locally named ones:

WOBUN (Woburn), HEMEL (Hempstead), WELIN (Garden City), BEDFO(rd), (Kevin) KEGUN for Liverpool arrivals, KATHY (off St Catherine's Point) (and NEDUL actually I think is named for The Needles). ARTHA and DALEY as well!

The Americans have some great VORs - RSK and CZI are two of my favourites!

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Fergus Walsh

image.png.f869ca4d0fa416477aabeba27ffe5cfb.png(Thanks to Chris' Forum post)

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