Is a climb the same thing as a dp (departure procedure), or are they two separate things ?
The climbs "is/are" the DP.
For those who are keeping score at home, I know that it may be difficult to keep up with the most recent nomenclature, but we have returned to calling a DP a SID. For those who weren't following ATC way back in the 20th century, Standard Instrument Departure (SID) was the approved name. Someone that needed to justify his existence at FAA HQ decided to change that name to Departure Procedure (DP.) More than likely a different person, because they change jobs so quickly in DC, decided to justify his existence and return to the SID.
I would venture to guess that a different "existence justifier" decided it would be a good idea to change the use of the word "shall" in thousands of FAA documents to "must." It will cost plenty, I'm sure, to make all of these clerical changes. Those who are familiar with FAA documents know how often the word "shall" is used. I wonder how many controllers they could hire instead?
I won't even start with the disaster which is TIPH.
I feel much better. Thank you.