KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1969 posts, RR: 31 Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8775 times:
I've recently been hearing a lot of aircraft in the air with the call sign "repatriate" or perhaps "repatriot". I'm not even sure if they're military but I suspect it has something to do with the government.
I've been hearing them operating a lot in mexico and the southern US. For this reason and the meaning of the name I thought it might be some sort of deportation operation for illegal immigrants. Any idea who this might be, and what sort of equipment they operate? Thanks!
Jgarrido From Guam, joined Mar 2007, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8262 times:
I've seen the military callsign "Repat". It was almost always a C17 from the east. One person told me it was bringing back the remains of soldiers from Afghanistan. I haven't seen in it in quite a while though.