SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1521 times:
Wireless-God, I can't wait to fly Trying to Expedite Demise 1500 from LAS-SFO in about 6 weeks then...(I fly US Airways coming in, not that I mind them, but they don't have Channel 9, or any IFE for that matter)
Burma's constitutional referendum options: A. Yes, B. Go to Insein Prison!
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3237 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1495 times:
Wireless wrote: sorta amusing... they were calling it "United 1501", but for runway directions they said "Northwest XXX fall in behind the Ted Airbus on Bravo..."
Which makes sense. The Northwest pilots were looking out their windows for an airplane to follow, so telling them to follow Ted is more useful than telling them to follow United. I remember listening to a ground frequency somewhere (I want to say LAX from inside a UAL aircraft, but I'm not positive) and recall hearing instructions for aircraft to follow a "white United 737" referring to a white-topped Shuttle by United aircraft.