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Speedbird 47C!?!?!?  
User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Alright y'all,

I was just listening to my scanner when I heard a plane with the identification "Speedbird 47 Charlie" hop on. I've never heard a BA plane with this registration before so Im wondering if anyone has any idea?

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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

I would guess that's it's a charter or non-passenger flight. That or you misheard.... What airport at what time?

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User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I'd suspect it's the same thing we've read about here before. BA will change the code/suffix a code used by ATC to avoid confusion with a similarly numbered flight either on the departure end or the arrival end.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 2):
I'd suspect it's the same thing we've read about here before. BA will change the code/suffix a code used by ATC to avoid confusion with a similarly numbered flight either on the departure end or the arrival end.

Especially in a diversion when they stop at a city then continue onward.



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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1552 times:
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I believe the "C" stands for charter.

When Concorde used "C" in the callsign, it usually meant a round the bay charter, with the "C" standing for Charter, or looking like a boomerang as the route suggests.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

BA use those codes quite regularly for scheduled services, along with many other airlines, e.g. BMI, LH, EI, EZY.

See section 5 in document below about reasons.

http://www.eurocontrol.int/safety/ga...blic/level_bust/BNotes/BN_Gen3.pdf



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User currently offlineTribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Thread starter):
I was just listening to my scanner when I heard a plane with the identification "Speedbird 47 Charlie" hop on. I've never heard a BA plane with this registration before so Im wondering if anyone has any idea?

Call sign: Speedbird 47C
Flight Number: BA098
Route YYZ-LHR
ETD 2055

Regular flight, not a charter

Also, if you listen earlier during the day you will hear Speedbird 9M

Call sign: Speedbird 9M
Flight Number: BA092
Route YYZ-LHR
ETD 1815

Interesting to note that both inbound flights come in with their regular flight number
BA 099 -> BA098: ATC arrival Speedbird 99; ATC departure Speedbird 47C
BA 093 -> BA092: ATC arrival Speedbird 93; ATC departure Speedbird 9M



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