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User currently offlineUSAir767 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 190 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 923 times:

I was listing to ATC today and I heard a plane say United1880Lifeguard as its callsign what does that mean? can you please help me?

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User currently offlineKeithpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 906 times:

It means that some sort of medical priority is on board, and needs expeditious, but not emergency handling. It could be a stabilized medical patient, or live human organ for instance. When the pilot states that that flight is a "lifeguard" flight, it may get that lfight #1 for takeoff or landing, or a more direct route to their destination.


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