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Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:51 am

Anyone know what, or where, to find what VA radio call sign will be?

I'm assuming it will not be "Virgin"

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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:55 am

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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:40 am

Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:50 am

Some suggestions here? RedVirgin!! a little long perhaps...

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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

Huh huh, you said "wood".

Getting my mind out of the gutter for a minute, if "Redwood" is in fact going to be the call sign for VX, it does makes sense in regards to the tree, but also since Virgin-branded airlines have a touch of red in the branding and livery, it goes along with that as well. It's definitely a unique call sign since plant names aren't typically used as a callsign, it's animals that get used most often when a living thing is used as a call sign.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

Makes sense as they are based in Northern California. I like it as it sounds a little like N7's Redrock.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:13 am

The Wikipedia article is not very accurate, it seems to me. They list Virgin Blue's callsign as Virgin, which could be possible as it is based in Australia but since Virgin Atlantic now flies in Australia, how are they going to distinguish which airline is being called if the callsign for both Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Blue is Virgin. If indeed, the callsign for Virgin Blue is Virgin, then why would not Virgin be used for Virgin America? Arguably, as Virgin Atlantic has more flights in the US than in Australia, the potential for confusion is much bigger.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:21 am

You can also try this one:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:26 am

It is in fact Redwood, a General Notice for the 7340.1Z contractions manual has it listed: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...ons/at_notices/media/N7340.187.pdf
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting Njgtr82 (Reply 8):
It is in fact Redwood, a General Notice for the 7340.1Z contractions manual has it listed: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...7.pdf

Thanks for providing a definitive answer.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:52 am

Quoting Njgtr82 (Reply 8):
It is in fact Redwood, a General Notice for the 7340.1Z contractions manual has it listed: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...7.pdf

It's also interesting to note Shuttle America's callsign change from Shuttlecraft to Crossroads, which makes sense, as they are based in Indianapolis, also known as the crossroads of the US.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:03 am

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 10):
It's also interesting to note Shuttle America's callsign change from Shuttlecraft to Crossroads, which makes sense, as they are based in Indianapolis, also known as the crossroads of the US.

Will the ICAO TCF designator remain or will it change ?
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:44 am

Quoting Elcableguy77 (Reply 10):
It's also interesting to note Shuttle America's callsign change from Shuttlecraft to Crossroads,

I thought i read somewhere that S5 was now Mercury??
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:04 am

Yeah, I guess there was a rumor going around it was going to be crossroads but it was too confusing with crosswinds, crossair, etc. etc., so they settled on Mercury.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:26 am

Quoting Falcon flyer (Reply 11):
Will the ICAO TCF designator remain or will it change ?

According to the attached document, they'll retain their TCF code.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 13):
Yeah, I guess there was a rumor going around it was going to be crossroads but it was too confusing with crosswinds, crossair, etc. etc., so they settled on Mercury.
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Well, the above document comes from the FAA, and it says Crossroads, so I'll go with that for now.  Smile
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:41 am

'Crossroads' lasted only a couple of days and was rescinded by the FAA. The official callsign is 'Mercury.' Crossroads was better, but it supposedly sounded too much like, "Cross the active runway," or so said the FAA.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:58 am

Quoting Drewwright (Reply 15):



Quoting Drewwright (Reply 15):
'Crossroads' lasted only a couple of days and was rescinded by the FAA. The official callsign is 'Mercury.' Crossroads was better, but it supposedly sounded too much like, "Cross the active runway," or so said the FAA.

Absolutely correct, here is the updated change:

http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraff...ons/at_notices/media/N7340.190.pdf
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:01 pm

I think V America should be "Slick" like Grace Slick....

Or maybe "Jefferson" as in Airplane.

Ya know, the SFO hippie airline vibe.  Wink
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:07 pm

Quoting WAH64D (Reply 1):
No callsign reported as yet.

I just fixed the Wiki article on the airline itself to reflect the change, I'll go and update the list now, too.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:05 pm

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

As in what you have after being with... oh n/m if you can't figure it out... sigh....

Everything 'Virgin' is VERY tongue-in-cheek and innocent at first glance...

[edit notice] PS: I've tried to be as gentle as possible with the above statements, and I apologize if they offended anyone, but really.. it had to be pointed out [/edit notice]

[Edited 2007-07-19 06:07:00]
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:08 pm

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 19):
Quoting Visityyj (Reply 2):
Recent delivery flight was using "Redwood". As in big California trees !

As in what you have after being with... oh n/m if you can't figure it out... sigh....

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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:09 pm

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 13):
Yeah, I guess there was a rumor going around it was going to be crossroads but it was too confusing with crosswinds, crossair, etc. etc., so they settled on Mercury.

I like it, but isn't the word "Mercury" a bit hard to say for a callsign?
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:23 pm

....How bout using call sign.."hymen"?????
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:37 pm

Redwood, nice double entendre there. Did anyone know that Virgin America is having a contest for this online tech news website called digg (www.digg.com). I'm sure that the folks at the airline call it a virgin for virgins.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:45 pm

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 22):
....How bout using call sign.."hymen"?????

Oh yeah, that's a good one.  Yeah sure
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:48 pm

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 22):
How bout using call sign.."hymen"?

Ahh, yes, great suggestion. The lady pilots would have a great time with that one.

I suppose "redwood" can have its connotations, too.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:38 pm

Quoting VS11 (Reply 6):

The VS flights and the DJ flights have different numbers. I think there only the one flight to SYD a day that VS does, VS7221/VS7222 and DJ doesn't have a flight with that number so they operate in harmony.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:28 pm

VS only have that one flight a day to SYD. The VS 200/201. Apart from that, all the "Virgin" callsigns will be from DJ

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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:07 pm

 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:03 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4):
It's definitely a unique call sign since plant names aren't typically used as a callsign

I can think of one - America West (US Airways) is "Cactus"
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:17 pm

Quoting STJ (Reply 29):
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4):
It's definitely a unique call sign since plant names aren't typically used as a callsign

I can think of one - America West (US Airways) is "Cactus"

Any idea if they are going to keep Cactus when US East and West merge their certificates? They should.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting Corsair1107 (Reply 30):
ny idea if they are going to keep Cactus when US East and West merge their certificates? They should.

Cactus is the remaining Call sign once the operating certificates are merged.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:56 pm

How about "American Virgin".

That would be a good one for ATC to laugh about.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:11 am

"Cherry" would be an nice callsign. It's red, as long as it's not popped, is perfect.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:21 am

Quoting Citation750x (Reply 32):
How about "American Virgin".

It's too long, and would still get mixed up with "Virigin" for VS.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 33):
"Cherry" would be an nice callsign. It's red, as long as it's not popped, is perfect.

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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:23 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 33):
It's red, as long as it's not popped, is perfect.

I heart that.

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 22):
....How bout using call sign.."hymen"?????

I heart that, too.

Quoting Slider (Reply 17):
I think V America should be "Slick" like Grace Slick....

I heart that the best.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:27 am

Quoting STJ (Reply 29):
I can think of one - America West (US Airways) is "Cactus"

or how about citrus for FL
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:40 am

Quoting Honza (Reply 28):
According to ICAO database not yet assigned...

According to the FAA, it's "VRD"...
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:58 am

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 19):
Redwood".

As in what you have after being with...

If there's any wood left after, you ain't doin' it right.
 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:06 am

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 21):
I like it, but isn't the word "Mercury" a bit hard to say for a callsign?

I would think a pilot is more likely to butcher the word "shuttlecraft" as opposed to "mercury". Still easier yet than "continental", which kind of runs into "con-nenal".
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 38):
If there's any wood left after, you ain't doin' it right.

Well I was going to go back and edit that to read 'during' but... well I figured it got the point across  Wink
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:03 am

I'm know this will get deleted so I'm taking the risk: How about "Foreign"  duck 
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:01 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 41):
I'm know this will get deleted so I'm taking the risk: How about "Foreign"

Or Cheers...or some other stereotypical British word.  Smile
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:18 am

I actually like "redwood". Kudos to them for picking something at least slightly interesting. They got their favourite colour in there, as well as making reference to the landscape.
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RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:39 am

Quoting Uncgso (Reply 12):
I thought i read somewhere that S5 was now Mercury??

It is. I was a little confused at ORD yesterday beacuse I have never heard that before, so when I heard Mercury, I was a bit dazzled when I saw a United Express bird sitting there.
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