USAir767
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Lifeguard?

Fri Nov 10, 2000 10:49 am

I was listing to ATC today and I heard a plane say United1880Lifeguard as its callsign what does that mean? can you please help me?
 
keithpilot
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RE: Lifeguard?

Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:16 am

It means that some sort of medical priority is on board, and needs expeditious, but not emergency handling. It could be a stabilized medical patient, or live human organ for instance. When the pilot states that that flight is a "lifeguard" flight, it may get that lfight #1 for takeoff or landing, or a more direct route to their destination.

Keith

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