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Foreign Dignitary Callsign Question  
User currently offlineEmSeeEye From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2168 times:

Sorry for the title, I wasn't sure how to word it. In the U.S for the President and VP we use the call signs Air Force 1, Air Force 2, Army1, Army 2 etc, etc..

Are there any other countries who use specialized call signs for heads of state or other dignitaries?

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User currently offlineF9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I've noticed a lot of heads of state will use the livery of their respective nation's national carrier (e.g. BA for U.K. PM David Cameron). Tony Blair even flew commercial when he went on vacation to MIA while he was still P.M..

User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 883 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

I'm not sure if this answers your question, but I've heard the callsign "Amiri" used to refer to Qatar Amiri Flight, which according to wikipedia caters "exclusively to the royal family of Qatar and other VIP government staff" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar_Amiri_Flight).

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