|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : phx|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : phx|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : phx|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 7000
flight time type : 2500
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
This letter is merely a notification to you that the new arlin 7 arrival into phoenix has too much information on the approach plate. It's too cluttered and needs to be simplified. There is no reason to have that much information on one plate. Compare this arrival with the sacho 1 arrival. The sacho arrival is very simple and one doesn't have to spend a lot of time searching for DME fixes at intxns and altitude and speed restrictions at that fix.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PHX STAR CHART TOO CLUTTERED.
Narrative: THIS LETTER IS MERELY A NOTIFICATION TO YOU THAT THE NEW ARLIN 7 ARRIVAL INTO PHOENIX HAS TOO MUCH INFO ON THE APCH PLATE. IT'S TOO CLUTTERED AND NEEDS TO BE SIMPLIFIED. THERE IS NO REASON TO HAVE THAT MUCH INFORMATION ON ONE PLATE. COMPARE THIS ARRIVAL WITH THE SACHO 1 ARRIVAL. THE SACHO ARRIVAL IS VERY SIMPLE AND ONE DOESN'T HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME SEARCHING FOR DME FIXES AT INTXNS AND ALT AND SPEED RESTRICTIONS AT THAT FIX.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.