I don't have anything better to do most nights, so I take my old radio and listen to ATC where I live. And whenever aircraft take off on long haul routes these are some of the calls I hear on frequency:
"All Stations, Traffic Information
Speedbird 2078 airborne out of Accra 2231 Northbound,
Destination London-Gatwick on Upper Bravo 726 airway,
Echo Tango Alpha SENAM waypoint 2240, BINGO 0019,
Climbing out of Flight Level 140 for FL370, Speedbird 2078, Northbound..."
"Springbok 053 just airborne out of Accra, Destination Johannesburg, South-southeast bound, Echo Tango Alpha equator 0014, climbing FL90 for 330. Springbok 053 South-southeastbound...
Can somebody please tell me the significance of these transmissions?
ok, last one:
"Traffic Information, KLM 590 airborne from Accra, dest Amsterdam, northbound on the uniform alpha 603 aproaching SENAM-ETA Amsterdam 0308, climbing FL120 to FL330, KLM 5-9-0 northbound..."