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Can someone explain Maxim?

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Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by robg » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:14 pm

Maxim/Maxim 1. Iv'e seen it used in the tracking threads, but I don't really know what it means. A quick Google search, and nothing. Can someone please explain. TIA.

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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by big john » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:20 am

It's the name of a new Standard Instrument Departure for aircraft heading North from Fairford. Full details are available on the US mil FLIP site to authorised personnel,
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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by page_verify » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:38 am

Not convinced. Wikipedia says otherwise.

Maxim is an international men's magazine, devised and launched in the UK in 1995, but based in New York City since 1997,[3] and prominent for its photography of actresses, singers, and female models whose careers are at a current peak

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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by njjarvis » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:35 pm

I've taken it to mean "don't fly over cirencester ". They were turning north shortly after takeoff then come back round heading west/northwest, skirting around cirencester before joining the Daventry corridor to go east.

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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by lardyboy999 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:46 pm

page_verify wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:38 am
Not convinced. Wikipedia says otherwise.

Maxim is an international men's magazine, devised and launched in the UK in 1995, but based in New York City since 1997,[3] and prominent for its photography of actresses, singers, and female models whose careers are at a current peak
That made oy larf......thank you..... :lol:

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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by robg » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:45 pm

big john wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:20 am
It's the name of a new Standard Instrument Departure for aircraft heading North from Fairford. Full details are available on the US mil FLIP site to authorised personnel,
Cheers john. I went and did a bit more homework, I found this on Wikipedia.
In the United States, SID procedure names are less rigidly formatted, and may simply refer to some notable characteristic of the procedure, a waypoint, or its geographical situation, along with a single digit that is incremented with each revision of the procedure. Thus, the LOOP5 SID at Los Angeles International Airport was so called because it was the fifth revision of a procedure that required aircraft to take off toward the west, over the ocean, and then make a roughly 180-degree turn (i.e., a loop) back toward the mainland.
Makes sense now. Thank you. Given that we don't get to read that publicaion, I guess we can only guess.

page_verify wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:38 am
Not convinced. Wikipedia says otherwise.

Maxim is an international men's magazine, devised and launched in the UK in 1995, but based in New York City since 1997,[3] and prominent for its photography of actresses, singers, and female models whose careers are at a current peak
Nooooo....FHM all the way. They had much better girls, I mean better articles. :Wow:

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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by dervish » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:59 pm

No position named MAXIM but perhaps [u]Maxim[/u]um rate turn?

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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by DavieB » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:24 pm

Think there might be an accent thing going on here - it's a MAXOB departure (1A for 09, 1B for 27) which is at a position 330/20 from the Fairford TACAN.

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Re: Can someone explain Maxim?

Post by luxto » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:45 am

njjarvis wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:35 pm
I've taken it to mean "don't fly over cirencester ". They were turning north shortly after takeoff then come back round heading west/northwest, skirting around cirencester before joining the Daventry corridor to go east.
That may have been a consideration but it also deconflicts Fairford outbounds with traffic concentrations in the Kemble/Aston Down areas.

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