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|Locale Reference||airport : jfk.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 20000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zny.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 7500
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other spatial deviation
non adherence : company policies
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
none taken : detected after the fact
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
We were on ground delay due to severe WX over north florida and told to contact clearance for revised routing. The captain and I both copied down the new routing as jfk; linnd; azezu; R511; etc. The captain and I were not familiar with this routing. Looking at the map; we saw glinn and convinced ourselves that's what we heard and programmed it into the FMS: glinn; azezu; R511; etc. Takeoff and climb were all on vectors. The ATC controller cleared us direct to linnd. We both thought we heard glinn. Captain proceeded direct glinn. Center asked us what our heading was; and then told us to fly heading 120 degrees. The problem was discovered after we flew on heading 120 degrees for about 15 mins until we were close to linnd and then given direct azezu. No conflict with other traffic was noted. No TCAS advisories. ATC never said anything or complained other than giving us the 120 degree heading. Note: glinn is on high chart on jfk 150 degree radial at approximately 53 mi. Linnd is on high chart on jfk 139 degree radial at approximately 120 mi. Recommend glinn be renamed because of closeness to linnd when heard over the radio and with accents. If we flew this route all the time it would have been easier; but these rtes area only flown on occasion.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B757 FLT CREW EXPERIENCED A TRACK DEV BECAUSE OF UNFAMILIARITY AND SIMILAR SOUNDING WAYPOINTS ON THE RTE.
Narrative: WE WERE ON GND DELAY DUE TO SEVERE WX OVER NORTH FLORIDA AND TOLD TO CONTACT CLRNC FOR REVISED ROUTING. THE CAPT AND I BOTH COPIED DOWN THE NEW ROUTING AS JFK; LINND; AZEZU; R511; ETC. THE CAPT AND I WERE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THIS ROUTING. LOOKING AT THE MAP; WE SAW GLINN AND CONVINCED OURSELVES THAT'S WHAT WE HEARD AND PROGRAMMED IT INTO THE FMS: GLINN; AZEZU; R511; ETC. TKOF AND CLB WERE ALL ON VECTORS. THE ATC CTLR CLRED US DIRECT TO LINND. WE BOTH THOUGHT WE HEARD GLINN. CAPT PROCEEDED DIRECT GLINN. CTR ASKED US WHAT OUR HDG WAS; AND THEN TOLD US TO FLY HDG 120 DEGS. THE PROB WAS DISCOVERED AFTER WE FLEW ON HDG 120 DEGS FOR ABOUT 15 MINS UNTIL WE WERE CLOSE TO LINND AND THEN GIVEN DIRECT AZEZU. NO CONFLICT WITH OTHER TFC WAS NOTED. NO TCAS ADVISORIES. ATC NEVER SAID ANYTHING OR COMPLAINED OTHER THAN GIVING US THE 120 DEG HDG. NOTE: GLINN IS ON HIGH CHART ON JFK 150 DEG RADIAL AT APPROX 53 MI. LINND IS ON HIGH CHART ON JFK 139 DEG RADIAL AT APPROX 120 MI. RECOMMEND GLINN BE RENAMED BECAUSE OF CLOSENESS TO LINND WHEN HEARD OVER THE RADIO AND WITH ACCENTS. IF WE FLEW THIS RTE ALL THE TIME IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASIER; BUT THESE RTES AREA ONLY FLOWN ON OCCASION.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.