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cluster of arrows on sectional

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In studying the L.A.sectional chart, just west of El Monte airport, I noticed three arrows: two were pointing at V airways, but one was not. It was pointing straight down, to what, I can't determine.  If not used to point to a V airway, what else would it be used for?  Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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  1. Paul Tocknell on May 23, 2012

    On the chart legend, it says that the arrows are directed towards facilities which establish intersection. 

    If you go to SkyVector and use the different map layers (like enroute L-3, enroute L-4), you’ll be able to piece together that Seal Beach VORTAC (SLI) is the facility which helps establish that intersection. Many of the arrow clusters you see around El Monte point in the direction of SLI.

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  2. Jeff Nunan on May 23, 2012

    Thanks for the clarification!

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