Waypoint Roll Call: All things FOOD (Part 1)

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Cover Photo: Burt Lubber, Flickr

Pilots navigate the sky using a route plotted with beacons and waypoints. The waypoints are geographic coordinates usually marked with five-letter, capitalized words that help pilots and air traffic controllers stay on course.

The unique things about waypoints, and probably the most interesting to a non-pilot, are the names themselves. This blog series will attempt to share all the best waypoints found in the FAA National Flight Data Center, but if you know of any interesting or funny ones, feel free to tweet us at @EnvoyAirCareers using the hashtag #EnvoyWaypoints.

In this installment we’ll open the lid on the ubiquitous theme of nosh, grub, chow – that’s right, we’re talking about FOOD. Is there anything more universally binding for the human species than discussing, eating, cooking food? Probably not.

Click on the maps to see the waypoints’ exact location! Enjoy!

Never too much junk in the trunk

 

We’re talking about the king of chowing down – junk food! Sometimes counting calories can be a bore, so why not indulge a little bit?

A. BACON (WA)IMG_food_wp_junk

B. BURGR (VT)

C. CANDY (MO)

D. CHOCO (MT)

E. DONUT (OH)

F. FRIES (SC)

G. PIZZA (OH)

The flavor you savor

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Did you know that we have six different types of flavors we can taste on our tongue? The newest flavor is umami (think sushi and soy sauce), which you can read all about in one of our previous blogs!

A. SALTY (WV)IMG_food_wp_flavor

B. SAUCY (WI)

C. SPICY (KS)

D. SWEET (NJ)

E. TANGY (NC)

F. TASTY (SC)

G. YUMMY (VA)

Grab some napkins, it’s barbecue time!

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Humankind separates itself from the rest of the animal kingdom in one very particular way; we use fire to cook our food. It’s no wonder why the smell of roasting, smoking meat food* brings out that primal hunger in all of us. *Hey, vegans barbecue too!

A. BEANS (GA)IMG_food_wp_bbq

B. BBQUE (TX)

C. BRBBQ (AR)

D. BRSKT (MO)

E. CHILI (SC)

F. RIBBS (MO)

G. SMOKY (AK)