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Your Favorite Airline Callsign?  
User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12643 times:

What are your top three favorite callsigns of all time?

here are mine:

1. PanAm- Clipper
2. British Airways- Speedbird
3. America West- Cactus


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12485 times:
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Has to be Speedbird.



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12482 times:

"Waterski"

It's really dumb in that it has nothing to do with anything, but it still sounds cool.

"Blue Streak" is cool too.



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User currently offlineSpeedbudgie From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12466 times:

What can I say - has to be Speedbird  Smile

User currently offlinePilotNTrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12457 times:

Good call on the BlueStreak, but i have to say ASA's is pretty good. It's "Chandler" I have no clue where they got it from, but sounds good.


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User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12443 times:

I always liked WestAir's that was "sundance." Was there any that was "butch"?

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12435 times:

My favorite call sign doesn't exist anymore, it was "Shark" and it was used by Eurowings Charter GmbH (the part of Eurowings which operated the A 319's to charter destinations). Germanwings (the successor of Eurowings Charter) also used it, but now they use the callsign "Germanwings", which sounds quite boring in my opinion.

Patrick


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12432 times:

It has to be Speedbird, followed by Shamrock.

User currently offlineLucky727 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12413 times:

Forgive my ignorance - are these callsigns, or just fleet "nicknames"?

AA - LuxuryLiner
EA - Whisperjet
UA - Friendship
(as amusing ones)

But Speedbird definitely wins...

Lucky



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12392 times:

It's "Chandler"

Actually it's "Candler"... comes from the original airline name based on an executive.

[Edited 2003-12-20 02:05:51]


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12385 times:

"Candler"
"Rattler"
"Amtran"
"Cactus"
"Red Rock"



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6767 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12378 times:

Isn't ASA "Candler"? Think the Coca-Cola guy was Asa G. Candler?

Canadian Pacific was "Empress"? Not bad. Didn't Air New Zealand used to be something good?


User currently offlineBobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12373 times:

Callsigh- The name they use when calling the Tower....."American 2262 turn right heading 220" just for an example


National airlines- REDROCK.......deffinitly #1 if they where still around

British Airways- Speedbird....now takes the cake.


User currently offlineEldoylio From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 96 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12356 times:

Easy, TNT Airways . . .

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User currently offlineCpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12356 times:

. . . but I have to say ASA's is pretty good. It's "Chandler" I have no clue where they got it from, but sounds good

Actually, ASA's is "Candler" (no "h"), and it comes from Asa Candler, one of founders (if not THE founder) of Coca-Cola, which, like ASA (notice the initials?), is based in Atlanta. Read that in an Airways magazine some time ago.

For me, I'd have so say my favorite call signs are:

Speedbird (British Airways)
Shamrock (Aer Lingus)
Cactus (America West)
Clipper (Pan Am)
Iceair (Icelandair)



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12281 times:

Dynasty - China Airlines
Iceair - Icelandiar
Cactus - America West
Springbok - South African Airways



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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12270 times:

you can't beat this one:

CEDAR JET = MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES





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User currently offlineWilsonjcobb From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12246 times:

I like America West's "Cactus" .
How about the old Valujet "Critter"?


User currently offline3lions From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12249 times:

Speedbird and Springbok

User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12204 times:

I like "Panther" from Falcon Air Express.
RM  Smile




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User currently offlineDeltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12170 times:

You know where Candler Field (named after Asa Candler) was located?

On a plot of land now known as....KATL !!!!!


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User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12155 times:

Speedbird
Springbok
Clipper
Cactus


User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12147 times:

"Speedbird" is the best in my opinion.

At YYC Central Mountain Air is operated under the callsign "Glacier" which is pretty cool too.


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2589 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12115 times:

HP- Cactus
AEU- Flystar
VG- Reubens
T3- Eastflight
BAE- Felix ( I think....)
SA- Springbok
N7- Red Rock

I heard A Volar Airlines A321 coming into MAN this evening, but couldn't catch the callsign - it used to be "Lima Tango Echo", but this is not what it was using, so i assume that there is now a new callsign as well as a name change from LTE...???


User currently offlineRiddlePilot215 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12076 times:
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AirTran:
"Citrus"

American Eagle
"Eagle Flight"

South African Airways:
"Springbok"



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25 InnocuousFox : Chautaqua... it's the actual name, but it's amusing nonetheless. Other than that, I like Cactus. It's fun when we see one coming in or out of here (OM
26 CV990A : Easy- Cactus, but Critter is a good close second.
27 LGBGUY : Some of my favorites: Current: British Airways--Speedbird China Airlines--Dynasty AirTran--Citrus HMY (Canada)--Harmony ATA--Amtran Catalina Flying Bo
28 NorthStarDC4M : my favs... Skyservice= "Skytour" Canada 3000 (RIP)= "Elite" Airtours (UK, RIP also)="Kestrel" Air 2000="Jet Set" Old AirTran Airways="Manatee" Midwest
29 MHTOH : Patriot...the call sign of ACJet, before they renamed it ACA. mhtoh
30 Q330 : I'd have to agree with many of you and go with Speedbird and Cactus. Springbok is pretty cool too. -Q
31 PilotNTrng : Hey CpHarris... Thanks for the spelling check. I knew what the callsign was just couldn't spell it. I worked for DGS and Comair, so I know the history
32 Venuscat2 : Just to set the record straight on "Candler," Atlanta is in Candler County, Georgia, which is named after Asa Candler, the founder of Coca-Cola. It's
33 Q330 : How about "Lobster" which, if this book I have is correct, is Hamburg International's callsign. Not my favorite but interesting and as far as I know c
34 AndrewAir : My favorite by far: "Speedbird" AMc
35 EK413 : "SPEEDBIRD" would have to my favorite! Twr: "Speedbird 16", runway 34L clear for takeoff Speedbird 16: "Speedbird 16",runway 34L clear for takeoff! An
36 Post contains images Iflyatldl : I always got a chucke out of VJ's Critter!
37 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : The first time I heard "Red Rock" call the tower, I thought it sounded totally cool, so that's my no.1. 2. "Biscain" (sp?) Miami Air 3. "Speedbird" 4.
38 Tcfc424 : For current call signs, I think SPEEDBIRD is tops...heard it on a cheesy movie last night (fiction about the missing 737...though they changed it to a
39 Ckfred : The FAA tried to use the call sign Brown Tail for UPS, but their pilots raised a major stink.
40 CBPhoto : Speedbird Springbok Cactus Some of my favorite!!!
41 SA7700 : Springbok (SAA) Speedbird (BA)
42 Av8rPHX : HP - Cactus BA - Speedbird (need that british accent for the full effect) YV - Air Shuttle[Edited 2003-12-20 06:31:48]
43 Boeing4ever : What is the call sign for LOT? How about Lufthansa? Are they simply LOT and Lufthansa? My fav though: Speedbird. B4e-Forever New Frontiers
44 Aa61hvy : I like: ATA's AMTRAIN BA's SPEEDBIRD Atlas's GIANT
45 Zobatc : I've worked some bazzar ones...mostly biz jets... Turbo Dog Grasshopper Five Star Sky Box TransAuto
46 UAL777CONTRAIL : The best has to be UNITED HEAVY UAL 777 CONTRAIL
47 Bobs89irocz : Boeing4ever- Lot- Lot...i know it sucks LH- same as lot, just the name....same way with Continental also....
48 Aaway : "Waterski" - used to be appropo when Transtates op'd as US Airways Exp. at LAX. "Candler" - I've also heard ASA referred to as "ASEA" over the airwave
49 M404 : Don't know if it's an official call or not but have heard NW called RedTop. - How apt.
50 MEA310 : Cedarjet:Makes sense,the cedar on the tail,then it is a Cedarjet! I also like BA's callsign speedbird.
51 DC-10 Levo : I would have to say Speed Bird. DC-10
52 TWAL1011 : Pan Am - Clipper ATA - Am Tran Aer Lingus - Shamrock Valu Jet - Critter Loved it when TWA was pronounced TEE WAY!!!
53 SA006 : SAA-Sprigbok Aer Lingus- Shamrock BA-Speedbird Never head of Redrock but it sounds pretty cool Rgds and a happy X-Mas SA006
54 Post contains links and images Tjwgrr : Couple of other cool one's I've heard: "Key Lime" - Freight dog using Learjets with a lime green c/s "Prohawk" - ProAir (R.I.P.) "Blue Ridge" - ACA "P
55 Atco : One of my favourites was Cougar's callsign: SPEEDCAT
56 AZMD80 : BA Speedbird SAA Springbook
57 Moolies : SAA is springbok, which i love.
58 Post contains images Atco : A few more I have remembered: FELIX (British Aerospace) DAGOBERT (Biz jet operator) ENVOY (Originally Airworld, now used by Flyjet) SILVER ARROW (Biz
59 A330 : Quality, the callsign of TNT Airways!
60 BMAbound : I like Navigator, the callsign of Novair. It sounds professional in my opinion. johan
61 Srbmod : Now for the total clarification on the whole Candler thing. First off, there is NO Candler County in Georgia Back in the 1920s when the City of Atlant
62 Post contains images Pe@rson : Hmm... I like: Speedbird Jetset Britannia ... and most of the others.
63 Post contains images RayChuang : A tidbit about BA's Speedbird callsign--it is actually the old callsign for British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). BOAC's famous logo is the cal
64 Post contains links Cpharris5514 : What is the call sign for LOT? Well, according to the site http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk, the official call sign for LOT is POLLOT. No, I'm not kiddin
65 Post contains images Cpharris5514 : Hey CpHarris... Thanks for the spelling check. I knew what the callsign was just couldn't spell it. I worked for DGS and Comair, so I know the history
66 Tommy767 : What about Eastern? Maybe Whisperliner? That would be my favorite. Others: AA heavy Clipper Speedbird (WHOA, nice one!)
67 CanadianNorth : "Empress"... Canadian North definetly has a good one there.... "Empress 462 cleared to land runway 2-5..."... adds a nice bit of class to the otherwis
68 BWIA 772 : BWIA is not BWee bwee is the name that it is called by caribbean nationals more specifically the islands that BWIA serves. The callsign is "WestIndian
69 Post contains links and images RA-85154 : "Springbok" View Large View MediumPhoto © Carl Ford
70 LastBaron : PilotNTrng: ASA's "Candler" probably harkens back to its Atlanta roots and Atlanta's ties to Coca-Cola. Asa Griggs Candler purchased Coca-Cola from Dr
71 NWDC10 : Does anyone remember PSA-"The Smile Liner"? That's my favorite.
72 N766UA : Just curious, what is CO's call sign? Please tell me it isnt just boring old CONTINENTAL.... Are you serious?
73 Post contains links LastBaron : Interesting question re Continental - my reference/source lists Continental Express as Jetlink, and Continental Micronesia as Air Mike, but fails to m
74 Mandala499 : Air2000: Jetset Canada3000: Elite Former Flying Colours: Kestrel Mind you, "Speedbird" is one that sticks to my mind! Oddest one: AWAir... "Wagonair"
75 KBUF737 : ACA : Blue Ridge BA : Speed Bird FL : Citrus AWA : Cactus Business Express: BIZ EX AF : Orange Who is Long Horn and Jet Set? thats a great callsign
76 CBPhoto : Icelandair:Iceair brrr.... sounds like a flying icicle
77 Airdolomiti : BA "Speedbird" is definitely the best! Others I rather like: Aer Lingus - "Shamrock" SAA - "Springbok" First Choice - "Jet Set" Air Wales - "Red Drago
78 Kuba74 : Actually Orange is Air Holland`s callsign, not Air France. I think it`s pretty cool. My #1 is Shamrock. Sounds good.
79 IlikeYYC : My favorite is America West: Cactus The funniest, because it was a contradiction of terms was Canada3000: Elite
80 LHR340 : My favourite would be Speedbird. "Speedbird Concorde one, cleared for takeoff runway two seven left wind one five zero @ niner knots." LHR340
81 Propjock04 : Critter--Valujet Cactus--America West Blue Ridge--ACA Mike
82 Post contains images PiedmontGirl : Speedbird (gotta just love that one! ) Clipper Shamrock
83 Flairport : Just to set the record straight on "Candler," Atlanta is in Candler County, Georgia, which is named after Asa Candler UM... I do not know where you go
84 Post contains images Boo25 : Gotta be Speedbird , BA
85 OttoPylit : LGBGuy, actually Air South's callsign was not Manatee. That was the ORIGINAL AirTran callsign. Air South's was just as their colors showed, Khaki Blue
86 Post contains images Boeing4ever : cpharris5514, interesting. I wonder if it is ever mispronounced as "polack". How about UPS or FedEx...if they haven't already been covered? B4e-Foreve
87 Boeingfan : EA - Whisperjet DL - Widget PA - Clipper AA - Astrojet
88 AV8AJET : Without a doubt: SPEEDBIRD (British Airways) Also: Candler (Atlantic Southeast Airlines) SpringBok (South African) Cactus (America West Airlines) Stin
89 KBUF737 : Gulf Flight - thats anothe rone i've heard who does it refer to?
90 Christian : I prefer to hear Novairs call-sign Navigator.
91 AV8AJET : "Gulf Flight - thats another one i've heard who does it refer to?" Gulfstream International Airlines (Ft. Lauderdale based B1900's) - Continental Conn
92 Wmupilot : ATA - Amtran BA - Speedbird KC135's based in MKE - Fluff
93 Brubiac : The callsign of Citybird: "Dreamflight"
94 Willo : My favourites? "Speedbird" and JetSet"
95 Petrouchka : I agree that Speedbird is the best of the bunch, but I'm a little surprised no one's mentioned the old Air Florida callsign: "Palm."
96 OttoPylit : "Stinger (Can't remember who that was, I know they flew B732's)." That was Eastwind Airlines, a low fare operation up mostly in the northeast. They on
97 FutureFO : 1) Blueridge 2) Speedbird 3) Elite 4) Critter 5) Virgin 6) WaterSki 7) Candler 8) Potomac 9) Clipper 10) Sunwing 11) AmTran 12) MidEx Sean from MCO
98 EGFFbmi : Has to be Speedbird Regards.. Chris
99 ExpressJet_ERJ : I like Waterski, Citrus, and Midwest the best. (Midwest as in Air Midwest)
100 FlyingColours : Airtours (Not sure if it still applies to MY Travel): Kestrel And since my name suggests it the former Flying Colours : Colours TNT is also great : Ni
101 Santhosh : As far as I am concerned I like Speedbird Amtran Citrus Dynasty Indian Airlines Saudia Merry Christmas, S.K.George
102 XJRamper : Buddy of mine rented a CJ1 for a flight from TOL to MSY just to gain some high altitude, high performance time. We took off of rwy 25 and departure ha
103 Post contains links Flowings : Hi there, 1. Dynasty (66) 2. Springbok 3. Garfield 4. Delta 66 heavy (once when approaching ZRH) 5. Jetset Florian http://www.flowings.de
104 Cancidas : mine: polarbear lol..... clipper and speedbird on a more serious note.
105 Moolies : As i have said so many times before. SAA=Springbok. its our national rugby teams name and u must have seen a springbok and understand south african cu
106 Cancidas : forgot one: execjet
107 Post contains links and images Rams777 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Christopher Hammarborg CedarJet - Middle East Airlines
108 Post contains images KaiGywer : Here are a few I found on the web, that were kinda funny: Snowball The callsign of Delta Air Charter Ltd, Canada Slov Line (Wonder if it's ever pronou
109 COAatIAH : What about Atlas Air's "Giant"? That's my personal favorite.
110 Lijnden : Polar Tigers (Polar Cargo) Giant Heavy (Atlas) Springbok (SAL) Shamrock (Aer Lingus)
111 Post contains links and images Marcopolo747 : SPEEDBIRD, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL ! View Large View MediumPhoto © Tobias Rose
112 Post contains links and images Dtwclipper : New York Air: APPLE View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon
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