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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6140 posts, RR: 23
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 18007 times:

Anyone know what, or where, to find what VA radio call sign will be?

I'm assuming it will not be "Virgin"

ASSFO


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User currently offlineWAH64D From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 966 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 17991 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline_codes-V

No callsign reported as yet.



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User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17752 times:

Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17695 times:

Some suggestions here? RedVirgin!! a little long perhaps...

g77 APM



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17673 times:

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

Huh huh, you said "wood".

Getting my mind out of the gutter for a minute, if "Redwood" is in fact going to be the call sign for VX, it does makes sense in regards to the tree, but also since Virgin-branded airlines have a touch of red in the branding and livery, it goes along with that as well. It's definitely a unique call sign since plant names aren't typically used as a callsign, it's animals that get used most often when a living thing is used as a call sign.


User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17672 times:

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

Makes sense as they are based in Northern California. I like it as it sounds a little like N7's Redrock.



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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17582 times:

The Wikipedia article is not very accurate, it seems to me. They list Virgin Blue's callsign as Virgin, which could be possible as it is based in Australia but since Virgin Atlantic now flies in Australia, how are they going to distinguish which airline is being called if the callsign for both Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Blue is Virgin. If indeed, the callsign for Virgin Blue is Virgin, then why would not Virgin be used for Virgin America? Arguably, as Virgin Atlantic has more flights in the US than in Australia, the potential for confusion is much bigger.

User currently offlineWAH64D From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 966 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17527 times:

You can also try this one:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/



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User currently offlineNjgtr82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17483 times:

It is in fact Redwood, a General Notice for the 7340.1Z contractions manual has it listed: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...ons/at_notices/media/N7340.187.pdf

User currently offlineWAH64D From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 966 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17483 times:

Quoting Njgtr82 (Reply 8):
It is in fact Redwood, a General Notice for the 7340.1Z contractions manual has it listed: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...7.pdf

Thanks for providing a definitive answer.



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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17166 times:

Quoting Njgtr82 (Reply 8):
It is in fact Redwood, a General Notice for the 7340.1Z contractions manual has it listed: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...7.pdf

It's also interesting to note Shuttle America's callsign change from Shuttlecraft to Crossroads, which makes sense, as they are based in Indianapolis, also known as the crossroads of the US.



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User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17064 times:

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 10):
It's also interesting to note Shuttle America's callsign change from Shuttlecraft to Crossroads, which makes sense, as they are based in Indianapolis, also known as the crossroads of the US.

Will the ICAO TCF designator remain or will it change ?



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User currently offlineUncgso From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16980 times:

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 10):
It's also interesting to note Shuttle America's callsign change from Shuttlecraft to Crossroads,

I thought i read somewhere that S5 was now Mercury??


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16939 times:

Yeah, I guess there was a rumor going around it was going to be crossroads but it was too confusing with crosswinds, crossair, etc. etc., so they settled on Mercury.
-A



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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16875 times:

Quoting Falcon flyer (Reply 11):
Will the ICAO TCF designator remain or will it change ?

According to the attached document, they'll retain their TCF code.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 13):
Yeah, I guess there was a rumor going around it was going to be crossroads but it was too confusing with crosswinds, crossair, etc. etc., so they settled on Mercury.
-A

Well, the above document comes from the FAA, and it says Crossroads, so I'll go with that for now.  Smile



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User currently offlineDrewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16824 times:

'Crossroads' lasted only a couple of days and was rescinded by the FAA. The official callsign is 'Mercury.' Crossroads was better, but it supposedly sounded too much like, "Cross the active runway," or so said the FAA.

User currently offlineNjgtr82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16768 times:

Quoting Drewwright (Reply 15):



Quoting Drewwright (Reply 15):
'Crossroads' lasted only a couple of days and was rescinded by the FAA. The official callsign is 'Mercury.' Crossroads was better, but it supposedly sounded too much like, "Cross the active runway," or so said the FAA.

Absolutely correct, here is the updated change:

http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...ons/at_notices/media/N7340.190.pdf


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6810 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16763 times:

I think V America should be "Slick" like Grace Slick....

Or maybe "Jefferson" as in Airplane.

Ya know, the SFO hippie airline vibe.  Wink


User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1037 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16732 times:

Quoting WAH64D (Reply 1):
No callsign reported as yet.

I just fixed the Wiki article on the airline itself to reflect the change, I'll go and update the list now, too.



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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16563 times:

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

As in what you have after being with... oh n/m if you can't figure it out... sigh....

Everything 'Virgin' is VERY tongue-in-cheek and innocent at first glance...

[edit notice] PS: I've tried to be as gentle as possible with the above statements, and I apologize if they offended anyone, but really.. it had to be pointed out [/edit notice]

[Edited 2007-07-19 06:07:00]


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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16514 times:

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 19):
Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

As in what you have after being with... oh n/m if you can't figure it out... sigh....

 rotfl 



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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16514 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 13):
Yeah, I guess there was a rumor going around it was going to be crossroads but it was too confusing with crosswinds, crossair, etc. etc., so they settled on Mercury.

I like it, but isn't the word "Mercury" a bit hard to say for a callsign?



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User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16376 times:

....How bout using call sign.."hymen"?????

User currently offlineSirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16236 times:

Redwood, nice double entendre there. Did anyone know that Virgin America is having a contest for this online tech news website called digg (www.digg.com). I'm sure that the folks at the airline call it a virgin for virgins.

User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16163 times:

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 22):
....How bout using call sign.."hymen"?????

Oh yeah, that's a good one.  Yeah sure



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25 Acey : Ahh, yes, great suggestion. The lady pilots would have a great time with that one. I suppose "redwood" can have its connotations, too.
26 QFA380 : The VS flights and the DJ flights have different numbers. I think there only the one flight to SYD a day that VS does, VS7221/VS7222 and DJ doesn't h
27 PlaneMad : VS only have that one flight a day to SYD. The VS 200/201. Apart from that, all the "Virgin" callsigns will be from DJ Sam
28 Post contains links Honza : According to ICAO database not yet assigned... http://www.eurocontrol.int/icaoref/i...8585_aircraft_operators_browse.jsp
29 STJ : I can think of one - America West (US Airways) is "Cactus"
30 Corsair1107 : Any idea if they are going to keep Cactus when US East and West merge their certificates? They should.
31 Itsnotfinals : Cactus is the remaining Call sign once the operating certificates are merged.
32 Citation750x : How about "American Virgin". That would be a good one for ATC to laugh about.
33 Confuscius : "Cherry" would be an nice callsign. It's red, as long as it's not popped, is perfect.
34 Post contains images Acey : It's too long, and would still get mixed up with "Virigin" for VS. Those jokes are going to get old pretty quick.
35 STLGph : I heart that. I heart that, too. I heart that the best.
36 APFPilot1985 : or how about citrus for FL
37 Acey : According to the FAA, it's "VRD"...
38 Visityyj : If there's any wood left after, you ain't doin' it right.
39 Acey : I would think a pilot is more likely to butcher the word "shuttlecraft" as opposed to "mercury". Still easier yet than "continental", which kind of r
40 Post contains images Osiris30 : Well I was going to go back and edit that to read 'during' but... well I figured it got the point across
41 Post contains images AirframeAS : I'm know this will get deleted so I'm taking the risk: How about "Foreign"
42 Post contains images N908AW : Or Cheers...or some other stereotypical British word.
43 Acey : I actually like "redwood". Kudos to them for picking something at least slightly interesting. They got their favourite colour in there, as well as mak
44 Boston92 : It is. I was a little confused at ORD yesterday beacuse I have never heard that before, so when I heard Mercury, I was a bit dazzled when I saw a Uni
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