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Callsign "Repatriate"

Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:37 am

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!
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RE: Callsign "Repatriate"

Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:05 pm

Sounds like DOJ charters (Department of Justice). They tend to used leased aircraft, may times 737s or MD-80s.
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RE: Callsign "Repatriate"

Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:27 pm

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RE: Callsign "Repatriate"

Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:15 pm

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 2):

Thanks, that's interesting. I heard 3 or 4 of them in the air at the same time along the mexican gulf coast last week.
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RE: Callsign "Repatriate"

Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:31 pm

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.

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