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|Locale Reference||airport : cak|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 600
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||Chart Or Publication|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
In commercial chart approach manuals, the canton-akron regional airport used to be listed under 'akron, oh.' it was easy to find the appropriate plates. Now, they are listed under 'north canton, oh' which is very difficult to find, especially if one needs to get to them in a hurry. ATC said they had experienced much confusion over this recently. This was a change that detracted from safety, and made something that was previously clear difficult. Recommend listing 'akron, oh,' 'canton, oh,' or a 'refer to listing.' callback conversation with reporter revealed following information. Reporter received revisions about 3 days after filing report which returned cak to its original designation in the manual.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CHART PROBLEM, CHANGE OF ARPT LISTING.
Narrative: IN COMMERCIAL CHART APCH MANUALS, THE CANTON-AKRON REGIONAL ARPT USED TO BE LISTED UNDER 'AKRON, OH.' IT WAS EASY TO FIND THE APPROPRIATE PLATES. NOW, THEY ARE LISTED UNDER 'NORTH CANTON, OH' WHICH IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND, ESPECIALLY IF ONE NEEDS TO GET TO THEM IN A HURRY. ATC SAID THEY HAD EXPERIENCED MUCH CONFUSION OVER THIS RECENTLY. THIS WAS A CHANGE THAT DETRACTED FROM SAFETY, AND MADE SOMETHING THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY CLEAR DIFFICULT. RECOMMEND LISTING 'AKRON, OH,' 'CANTON, OH,' OR A 'REFER TO LISTING.' CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED FOLLOWING INFO. RPTR RECEIVED REVISIONS ABOUT 3 DAYS AFTER FILING RPT WHICH RETURNED CAK TO ITS ORIGINAL DESIGNATION IN THE MANUAL.
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.