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|Local Time Of Day||0601-1200|
|Make Model Name||B737 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||Initial Approach|
|Aircraft Component||Aero Charts|
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 197|
Flight Crew Type 12000
|Anomaly||Deviation - Procedural Published Material / Policy|
We were cleared to proceed directly to 'bradley.' we entered 'bdl;' the identifier of the bradley VOR(T); into the FMC. The bdl terminal VOR is still depicted on some of the charts for bdl. We received a 'not in navigation database' message. We queried the controller about whether or not the bdl VOR was in service. He said it had been decommissioned eight months ago and re-cleared us to the bradley airport. Update bdl approach charts to reflect that the VOR has been removed from service.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A Captain was unable to select BDL VORTAC in the FMS and after querying ATC learned that the BDL VORTAC had been decommissioned; but not yet removed from some commercial airway and approach charts.
Narrative: We were cleared to proceed directly to 'Bradley.' We entered 'BDL;' the identifier of the Bradley VOR(T); into the FMC. The BDL terminal VOR is still depicted on some of the charts for BDL. We received a 'Not in NAV database' message. We queried the Controller about whether or not the BDL VOR was in service. He said it had been decommissioned eight months ago and re-cleared us to the Bradley Airport. Update BDL approach charts to reflect that the VOR has been removed from service.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2013 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.