Can a VFR flight reference an IFR Waypoint when communicating position to tower or centers? For example: “N1234 at 3500’ at FERMY, request blah blah blah?”
****Adding additional circumstance after the last two responses. Apologies for not being able to comment inline but apparently given the length of the below text I must edit my original post. Sorry for any confusion. ***
After some thought on the answers I want to add a little more to the discussion and my situation that prompted the question. I am using more of an EFB solution as you can see from the screen shot. This is a heavily trafficked area of SoCal as well as multiple airspace’s under multiple controls butted up to one another. I use a display on FF which very clearly defines those airspace’s without a lot of study. Aeronautical map to be exact and then Jeppesen when necessary. This map is super clean and minimizes head down time when head up is critical. I was in a particular area where I was not 100% sure on the closets VFR reference point. What however was very clear was one of the primary IFR waypoints (just using FERMY in this example only). The amount of time for me to be able to reference my altitude and FERMY was less than two seconds. On the other hand, switching to VFR sectional refinding myself, finding nearest VFR point and communicating, was infinitely longer. Hence the prompting of the question. I see the importance of other VFR pilots also knowing my position is of course most critical in an uncontrolled or fringes of controlled airspace at same time I further expect Tower or Center to also reference my nearest landmark. So now a bit more info and two “needs” (tower knowledge of my location and of course fellow traffic) does this change the discussion at all?