Back around 2000 (ish), Trans States had a base at JFK
as TWA Express. At that time, it was very common to hear the Waterski in the NYC area. Now, the most common places to hear us are St. Louis, Washington Dulles, Pittsburgh, and O'Hare.
Some other callsigns...
Independence = Independence
Chautauqua = Chautauqua
ASA = Candler
Does anyone know any good stories as to where some of the less obvious callsigns started?
I can tell you that Waterski came from the days of Resort Air before they became Trans States. I could go more in depth, but I won't bore you all.
Newark777: As a general guide... "Waterski 3___" is a US Airways, and 8___ is a United flight.
There are 3 types of people in this world, those that can count, and those that can't.