PositiveETCO2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 63 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6629 times:
Speedbird is my all time favorite. But, there is just something cool about an Australian accent coming over the South Pacific HF. With the crackles and distortion is sounds much like X-Wing fighter comms in Star Wars.
QF108 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 323 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6555 times:
Just love the Speedbird, especially hearing them contacting Sydney Departure with "Sydney Departure Good Afternoon Speedbird 16 Climbing flight level 280 cleared direct to Katoomba" I really don't know why but the line sounds so cool coming from the Speedbird Pilots.
So my vote is for Speedbird at fav ATC callsign.
I hear heaps and heaps of Qantas flights everyday on the scanner but when Im listening to Socal Approach its great to hear QF149 heading in for the early morning arrival with all the US accents with the Hawaiian flights of UA, AA, CO and DL arriving as well as the heaps and heaps of FedEx planes at that time.