Call signs

Eagle

New Member
Anyone have a reference for which company is using what call sign?

Blueridge, or waterski for example?
 

pilot602

If specified, this will replace the title that
A lamo one here - everyone probably knows it -

Cactus - America West
 

pavelump

Well-Known Member
The best is when you fly up to the Daytona area... You'd think that Delta opened up a new hub in Sanford.

Embry Riddle's not much better.
 

davetheflyer

New Member
One neat call sign is CANDLER. This is the call sign used by ASA. How'd they wind up with that one? Asa Candler was the inventor of Coca-Cola, who lived in Atlanta, where ASA is headquartered.
 

Derg

New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
Best two callsigns on earth?

"Sundance" and "Springbok"

Sundance was WestAir/United Express on the west coast.

Springbok is South Africa Airline's callsign
 

Parabellum

New Member
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Did you look up Walmart's callsign?


"CHARGE"

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There's a Wal-Mart distribution center right next to FNL where I fly out of. I guess when flying over it in the pattern, I could see how many confused faces I generate when I say I'm over "CHARGE"
 

BlueStreak

New Member
BlueStreak = US Airways Express (PSA)

I have a book that tells the call sign for just about every North American airline, only thing is I can't find it right now because I am still unpacking in my new apartment. I'll let you know if I find it.
 
im so confused, I thought an airline would have the callsighn or name of the company, I.E. ame would be america west and asa would be asa, eghh, What the hell is a callsighn anyway? Confused
 

mtsu_av8er

Well-Known Member
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im so confused, I thought an airline would have the callsighn or name of the company, I.E. ame would be america west and asa would be asa, eghh, What the hell is a callsighn anyway? Confused


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I believe that callsigns were originally created for brevity on the radio, in order to prevent frequency congestion. Military squadrons use callsigns for that very reason (Phoenix 23, etc). Alot of airlines probably choose their callsigns just because they're pretty cool!! CC Air, out in NC (when they existed) used "Carolina", and Northwest Airlink is pretty cool with "Flagship". Others are just pretty boring...lol.
 

gay_pilot18

New Member
Delta's callsign "Delta" is kinda rather conservative and mundane i.e. boring. They should change it to "Widget" after the Delta symbol.

Wouldn't it be cool to hear.

"Widget #1296 runway 9L fly heading one,one zero. Wind is one,zero,zero @ 12 knots cleared for takeoff".

Yeah that sounds good....maybe we should start a letter campaign.
 

pljenkins

Resident Knucklehead
Hehe.. I guess the old Ozark scheme should be "Doorjam". <grin>

I liked the old ValueJet callsign "critter".

Just got a good look a the new Midwest Airlines paintjob too... Looking at the tail, they should called "Sharkbite"!
Looks like something bit the back off the tail!

Oh, another good one...

British Airways = Speedbird
Chicago Express = Windy City

Paul
 

Boltonpilot

New Member
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A lamo one here - everyone probably knows it -

Cactus - America West


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Yeah, as a AWA line pilot, using that call sign would probably get really old, really fast.
 
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