Currently x75 is used for "Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs)".

And a newly created tag from two days ago, x1, is not only more clear, but in line with the other "approach" tags (shown below). Q: Should be renamed ?

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I agree that is not a great name. It does not show up as a suggestion when starting to type instrument... or approach... into the tag field, so people have a hard time finding it. It therefore at least needs a synonym.

I think (note the singular) would be the best name for it since that is in line with the other approach tag names (except for , which also uses plural).

The full name of is also possible, but I think it is unnecessarily long and AFAIK there is no real difference between the terms (Wikipedia at least uses both terms for the same thing).

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    $\begingroup$ A while ago, there used to be a limit of 25 characters per tag, and the full form you mentioned would be over the limit, so I think the abbreviated form ended up getting used for that reason. However, the limit was later extended, so it's now viable. $\endgroup$
    – gparyani
    May 13, 2021 at 22:29

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