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User currently offlineACdreamliner From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 517 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6493 times:

Just a fun topic about airline call signs, the ones you like, the ones you'd change etc...

My Fav as its most appropraite and basically just useful is:

BMIbaby's : 'Baby' call sign. Short simple to the point.

The old ones bore me, such as Air Canada etc (as much as i love the airline)...


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6483 times:

My favorite of all time is National's (the LAS one) "Red Rock"

I also like Eagle Flight (American Eagle), Cactus (America West) and Citrus (AirTran)



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6412 times:

How about Cederjet for MEA? It's a good one.

User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6410 times:

"Waterski" - Trans States
"Candler" - ASA

I like these because the reasons for the name aren't entirely intuitive. I know the reasons, as I assume the regular a.netters do.


User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6405 times:

Good ones for me are:

ScotAirways "Suckling" Say it with a cold/flu....sounds rude !!!  Smile
Titan Airways "Zap" Sounds like a Batman Cartoon.  Smile

But my favourite is:

VLM Airlines "Rubens" The artsist was born in VLM's Home town...very distinctive and sounds like nothing else......



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User currently offlineLongbowPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6378 times:
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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6366 times:
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There is nothing like it when you hear JFK ATC talking to Springbok Heavy, SA, on approach to JFK.


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6342 times:

Pacific Blue use the callsign 'BlueBird', and who can forget Speedbird?

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6342 times:

Doesn't TNT use the callsign "Dynamite"?


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User currently offlineZeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6337 times:

For me it's got to be:

"Speedbird" - BA
"Springbok" - SA (just waiting until NZ changes theirs to "All Black")
"Cactus" - HP

Good stuff.

Cheers

Zeekiel


User currently offlineIllusion From Turkey, joined Jun 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

Turkish Charter and Cargo Airline MNG Airlines : ' BlackSea '

And I think Air Holland used 'Orange' back when they were flying.... The others I remember already posted...

Cheers!  Smile



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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6321 times:

Aer Lingus = "Shamrock"

God bless Ireland!



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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6313 times:
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The strangest one for me: "Dinasty" for China Airlines.

FB.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22715 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

Is DH still Blue Ridge??


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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6250 times:

These few make me laugh:
Air Southwest WOW - Swallow
Pegasus Airlines - SunTurk
Hello/BritishJet - FlyHello - once I heard MAN ATC use FlyHotel

FlyJet - Envoy - why? I remember seeing it being used by another carrier

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 13):
Is DH still Blue Ridge??

Atlantic Coast Airlines - Callsign: "BlueRidge"

Mark



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User currently offlineMichaelJP From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6184 times:

I'm fairly sure that the UAE Royal Family's callsign for them is Amiri. The Sultain of Brunei also has a funny callsign if I remember correctly.

Mike


User currently offlineRichardnhsv From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

PSA

"Bluestreak"



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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6152 times:

Quoting Zeekiel (Reply 9):
For me it's got to be:

"Speedbird" - BA
"Springbok" - SA (just waiting until NZ changes theirs to "All Black")
"Cactus" - HP

Yeah, they're good. The callsign Speedbird One kind of says it all really. If only there was another SST.

The others all need to change theirs to something more creative.
American => Cowboy (because their hub is DFW)
Qantas => Zippy (the bush kangaroo)
Ryanair => Freebie
Easy => Slapper
Virgin => Bling bling


User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6078 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 13):
Is DH still Blue Ridge??

Atlantic Coast Airlines changed its three-letter identifier and callsign with the FAA when it changed to Independence Air. It's three-letter code is now IDE and its callsign is Independence Air.

pilottim747



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User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1792 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5992 times:

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 12):
Dinasty

Dynasty right? This is the ones that I like too. It sounds so....... traditional when they say Dynasty xxx taxi to rwy..



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