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compulsory IFR reporting points


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Skydemon's IFR en-route charts do not distinguish those reporting points that are compulsory.  While these are not very numerous, this is  information the pilot needs to know.  Such points are shaded-in triangles or crosses on Jeppesen charts.  See for example SASKI on L179 or ALESO near Le Touquet. 

It would be good to include this information.


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Bluebeard - 4/15/2019 8:06:27 PM
While these are not very numerous, this is  information the pilot needs to know.  Such points are shaded-in triangles or crosses on Jeppesen charts.  See for example SASKI on L179 or ALESO near Le Touquet.  

In principle you're right. In practice, in 20 years of flying L179/L608 both ways, I've never reported passing SASKI, never been told off for not reporting SASKI, and never heard another aircraft reporting at SASKI!  In NW Europe, I think compulsory reporting points are an anachronism.  Is your experience different?

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Approaching SASKI with another more experienced IR pilot recently, we had been debating whether paper enroute charts were (i) necessary or (ii) desirable anymore.  With up-to-date GTN650/GNS430 databases and multiple Skydemon devices for airways, I had left my Jeppesen charts at home.  In the discussion I had been advancing the hypothesis that the paper charts were not really necessary except in improbable scenarios.  My companion's trump card was played at SASKI, where the paper charts were the only source we could see that showed compulsory reporting.  So shortly after SASKI we reported to London, who acknowledged in a tone that suggested the report had indeed been expected.  This does not, of course, prove anything but I would have thought Skydemon could easily make solid triangles where this is - albeit maybe only theoretically - required .....      

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