777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3552 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
I was looking at the transcripts from TW Flight 800 shortly before it went down and was curious about its callsign. Apparently they had a "lifeguard" designation in their call sign that denotes something. My question, what does "lifeguard" denote? Did they have a sick person onboard or something?
Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3144 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
There was a pretty lengthy thread on this in Tech/Ops a few months back. Sllevin is right. The lifeguard designation is given to the Arch Helos you see flying around the metro area 777STL. They have priority over everything except an emergency in flight, and on the ground.