JetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
I was listening to Seattle Center eariler today, and i guess one of the controllers noticed an aircraft called "Canadian CYR" (if I remember right) on their screen. He of course, called out to it, and it did respond. The controller asked what his destination was, and it was interesting what he responded with. He said "either 00EB or OOEB". The controller said the computer isn't accepting any of those and then asked "Do you know where you are currently?". Canadian CYR said he's near the airport in Aloha, Oregon. (probably refering to KHIO). I did lookup OOEB, which corresponds with Butabul, Oman. Couldn't find anything on Canadian CYR though. Any ideas?
Jayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1395 times:
It is very likely that it was a GA airplane. Canadians use letters on aircraft registrations (ie C-FABC), while Americans use numbers (ie N123AB). When flying in the US, American ATC will quite often refer to the Canadian aircraft as "Canadian ABC", or in the above case, "Canadian CYR".
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