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Offline Shiffcl300

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Question about REP-PT fixes...
« on: October 08, 2013, 04:53:47 PM »
Take fix LORZO in NC for example. I see REP-PT is affixed alongside "Fix Use".  What does specifically, REP-PT, entail? Is it designating the type aviation classes that use this fix? E.g. MIL for Military?

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Fix Name   LORZO
State   NORTH CAROLINA
Latitude   36.5381416666667
Longitude   -77.8361805555556
Fix Type   FIX
Charts   IAP
Charts   ENROUTE LOW
Loc ID   LVL C 177.10/17.08
Loc ID   FKN C 264.39
Loc ID   AEA R 122.51
Chart Information   GPS
Published?   Y
Fix Use   REP-PT
National Airspace Id   LORZO
ARTCC   ZDC
Pitch?   N
Catch?   N
SUA ATCAA?   N
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« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 04:59:47 PM by Shiffcl300 »



Offline dave

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Re: Question about REP-PT fixes...
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 05:27:25 PM »
Reporting Point

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Re: Question about REP-PT fixes...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 07:25:14 PM »
That makes sense! Thanks Dave!

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Re: Question about REP-PT fixes...
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 05:37:32 PM »
If anyone were unfamiliar with what a reporting point is ...

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/aim0503.html

They are the triangles with fix names charted on IFR charts.  In the olden days you would report passing the fix and the controller would manually update your position using a physical token like on a board game.  Now that most places over land have radar, this is only done when the radar fails or when on an oceanic route.