Airline7322 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5310 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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Learpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5130 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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Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5079 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.
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.