A STAR is Born

Gee, can you tell where I flew today? STARS (Standard Terminal Arrival Routes) are created to allow for an orderly traffic flow pattern into busy terminal areas. They also produce efficient descent paths, intended to minimize fuel burns (nice to see that the FAA has this vision).  Waypoint names on STARS often reflect the culture, history or geographic nature of the destination.  And, in an ironic twist, I indeed flew a major star into Vegas on this trip. Sorry, I can't say who. OK, a major music star, she was very sweet and thank'd me for avoiding the "big bumps", that's all I'll say....

— Editor