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The new tipp toe visual to sfo has an intersection called chera; which is not in the FMS database and has no way of identifying it via ground based navigation aids. Also; it specifically states to intercept runway 28L localizer when in fact we were cleared for the tipp toe visual to runway 28R. The chart says nothing about intercepting 28R localizer; and it tells you to fly a 310 heading after chera (which you can't identify).
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B737 Captain reported that the brand-new Tipp Toe visual approach into SFO runway 28L; has a waypoint that is not in the current FMC database.
Narrative: The new Tipp Toe visual to SFO has an intersection called CHERA; which is not in the FMS database and has no way of identifying it via ground based NAV aids. Also; it specifically states to intercept Runway 28L Localizer when in fact we were cleared for the Tipp Toe visual to Runway 28R. The chart says nothing about intercepting 28R Localizer; and it tells you to fly a 310 heading after CHERA (which you can't identify).
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site 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.