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User currently offlineAirline7322 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5227 times:

While listening to channel 9 on United flying from Hartford to IAD, I frequently heard ATC talking with a plane on approach to IAD. The callsign was Waterski XXX (insert number, my memory fails me). My question is simple: what airline has that callsign? The ATC was describing the livery of a Flyi Airbus A319 a couple miles of his wing, so I assume the plane was from out of town.


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User currently offlineBri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5217 times:

Waterski is the radio callsign for Trans States Airlines. They operate a number of flights for United Express, AmericanConnection, and I believe US Airways Express.


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User currently offlineAirline7322 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Thanks for the quick response. I probably would not have made that connection, as my callsign knowledge is limited.


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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

Quoting Bri2k1 (Reply 1):
Waterski is the radio callsign for Trans States Airlines.

I heard a story about them using "waterski" planes back when they started and landing on the Mississippi River @ St. Louis. (Trans States home)



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

that's true, their call sign has roots in the very beginning of the airline when the operated charter flights with floatplanes.


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User currently offlineBri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

Quoting Airline7322 (Reply 2):

You're welcome  Smile Don't be afraid to ask the pilots after the flight if you heard something on the radio that was interesting. They'll probably be impresseed with your listening skills, and very happy to explain anything to you.



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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5095 times:

Most airline pilots have no idea who Waterski is until I tell them it's us...

...and then most of them have not even heard of Trans States Airlines



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User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5094 times:

call sign listing, chapter 3

http://www.faa.gov/ATpubs/CNT/CNTHME.htm

[Edited 2005-10-08 16:43:05]

User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5047 times:

Quoting Cancidas (Reply 4):
that's true, their call sign has roots in the very beginning of the airline when the operated charter flights with floatplanes.

I don't think I buy that. I'm from STL, which is also the home of Trans States Airlines, and I've never heard of them flying floatplanes.

The airline got its start flying from STL to an airport in central Missouri at the Lake of The Ozarks, which is a very large lake with resorts and condos, etc...where people like to...you guessed it, water ski.



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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3151 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4996 times:

Quoting Learpilot (Reply 8):
The airline got its start flying from STL to an airport in central Missouri at the Lake of The Ozarks, which is a very large lake with resorts and condos, etc...where people like to...you guessed it, water ski.

BINGO!

The airline provided service to Lee C. Fine Airport (KAIZ) at Lake of the Ozarks. They currently have a base at STL and on the east coast (IAD I believe). The fleet consists of Jetstream 41s, EMB-145s, and an ATR-42 and one 72.



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 665 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

The callsign is Trans States and you can find other callsigns and their corresponding airlines at http://www.airodyssey.net

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