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'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:16 pm

How did that happen?

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JetBuddy
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:18 pm

Oh boy. Someone had a bad day probably.
 
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:36 pm

Hahaha. I love seeing stuff like this.

OT but I know Boutique pilots used to make their own flight numbers for ferry flights but after a few 420s and 6969s, they stopped that lol.
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32andBelow
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:43 pm

It’s the ADSB flight number prolly.
 
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:56 pm

Someone is enjoying ADSB...
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Thunderbolt500
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:15 pm

What is meaning of ADSB?
 
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:49 pm

You can manually select your ADSB out. You’re supposed to put your callsign, but you can make it say whatever you want as it’s manually selectable. Remarkably unprofessional, though, considering ATC sees it.
 
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:37 pm

Soooo....how would ATC address this aircraft?

If that's what ATC sees on the radar, it seems like addressing it by anything else would cause confusion.
 
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Re: 'Unusual' callsign

Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:52 pm

STLflyer wrote:
Soooo....how would ATC address this aircraft?
If that's what ATC sees on the radar, it seems like addressing it by anything else would cause confusion.


It's not what ATC sees, purely what is sent out on ADS-B. ATC matches a squawk to a callsign and that's what shown on the radar.
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