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Aerial waypoints commemorate 9/11


As airline passengers near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on this eleventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, their aircraft will navigate along some interesting waypoints.

On the FRDMM One Arrival transition route their airplane will cross HONNR, BRVRY, COURG, and MORLL before traveling along this string of waypoints, in order: PLDGE WEEEE WLLLL NEVVR FORGT SEPll ALWYZ, finally ending up at FRDMM.

After FRDMM, depending on the winds at Reagan, the aircraft might cross STAND TGTHR, or LETZZ RLLLL, which leads to HEROO.

It’s possible that aircraft will instead use the TRUPS One Arrival that includes these waypoints: USAAY WEEDU SUPRT OOURR TRUPS.

The waypoints were named by the FAA’s Washington Metroplex Design and Implementation Team last year to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

Alton Marsh
Alton K. Marsh
Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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