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DL1870 Using Callsign "lifeguard" 1870?  
User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 383 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

Hey everyone,
This morning (04Jun07) I heard a callsign lifeguard 1870 while I spotting at SFO. So I was looking for a little corporate jet whom I assumed would be using the callsign. Instead it was DL1870 (SFO-CVG) using the call sign. At first I thought I just heard it incorrectly but then after departure when she was switching over to bay departure she first used DL1870 but after the readback from departure she stated she is lifeguard1870. Has anyone else heard of a DL flight using this callsign? Or does anyone have any info about why they used that call sign.

-stealth

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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26169 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

Actually pretty common.

Lifeguard callsigns are used to designate priority handling by ATC, usually involving the transportation of vital organs, urgent medical supplies(blood) etc.



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User currently offlineBNAtraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 412 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4309 times:
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There are a number of special handling flights out there. FlightAware does a great job of consolidating and showing them on one screen:

http://flightaware.com/live/special/lifeguard/


User currently offlineGregarious119 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

How would a non-commercial callsign go with the lifeguard prefix?

Would it be something like Skyhawk lifeguard november 123 alpha alpha

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User currently offlineP3Orion From United States of America, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 3):
Would it be something like Skyhawk lifeguard november 123 alpha alpha

His callsign would be "Lifeguard one two three alpha alpha."

On the flight stip/data tag the callsign would appear as LN123AA

[Edited 2007-06-04 22:36:53]


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