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Callsign - Presidential 217?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:53 pm

Last night I was on UA 943 (B763 ORD-SFO) and had just taken off from ORD when I heard a call between "Presidential 217" and ATC.

Can someone tell me who that was?
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positiverate
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RE: Callsign - Presidential 217?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:09 am

Colgan bought Presidential...maybe it was Colgan?
 
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RE: Callsign - Presidential 217?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:03 am

Presidential is a biz-jet operater.... Flightaware shows PRD217 yesterday operated a flight MSN-SBP, so that was probably the flight you heard. BTW it was a G-IV.
 
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RE: Callsign - Presidential 217?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:28 am

Colgan is actually just "Colgan". Though sometimes we were called Calgon, Coegan, and oft mistook for Comair and Chatauqua.
IIRC the original Presidential Airways used the callsign "Washington Eagle".
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RE: Callsign - Presidential 217?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:16 pm

Thought is may have been an escot fighter jet for Airforce One, but thanks Corey07850 for getting the correct answer!
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RE: Callsign - Presidential 217?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:13 am

Yes, there have been a few of them over the Pond recently too. Had me stumped until I saw this post from Corey.

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