Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 20064 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.
VS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 19973 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.
Falcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 19455 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 ?
My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
Drewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 19215 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'Crossroads' lasted only a couple of days and was rescinded by the FAA.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.
Quoting Drewwright (Reply 15): 'Crossroads' lasted only a couple of days and was rescinded by the FAA.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.
SirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18627 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.