A Conversation for Airline Call Signs

November Bravo

Post 1

the other omylouse "multiply (1*6) by (6*1+0+3)!"

just though you might like to include that a few of the call signs are using the phonetic alphabet (which nightowl used in t'other conversation here) eg...

Juliet Mike (Air Jamaica) = JM (ie JaMaica ?)
Air Mike (Continental Micronesia) = air M (as in Micronesia ?)
Foxtrot Mike (French Air Force) = FM (possibly linked to French Military?)
Hotel Yankee (Liberia World Airlines) = HY (dunno why)
Tango Oscar (Transaero Airlines) = TO (TransaerO ?)

hey...i wonder if theres an entry for phonetic alphabet yet..... if there is maybe you could link to it...if theres not maybe i should go create one! smiley - wow

omy smiley - cheerup


November Bravo

Post 2

sidsaucer

Thank you for your interest. All these are included in the table.

Tango Tango Foxtrot November.


November Bravo

Post 3

Batty_ACE

I think the phonetic alphabet entries are due to their CRS two-letter codes.. not all of them make sense.. smiley - biggrin

BTW- I noticed a few US airlines were missed and at least one listed (Pan Am) is no longer around...

smiley - cheers


November Bravo

Post 4

Fadookie the Froody- Veggie [email protected]

As I am currently studying for my FCC (Federal(US) Communications Commision) Elements 1&2 test (written exam and 5-wpm CW (International Morse Code test)) for the Ametur Service (HAM Radio), I was delighted to see the ITI phonetic alphabet used. It is also neat to hear primary users (Commercial Radio Stations) IDing everey ten minutes. I suddenly see the world of radio in a whole new light!

Golf Oscar Oscar Delta Beta Yankee Echo.

p.s. I apologise for the overuse of parentheses. So sue me. j/k smiley - vampire


November Bravo

Post 5

Fadookie the Froody- Veggie [email protected]

kinda funny the way the names sound out. Hotel Yankee is particularly interesting, considering it is for liberia arilines (or whatever).
I also like "Air Mike":
Phone: *Ring!*
Room-mate: "Yes? Oh? Hey Mike, telephone for you!"
Mike: "Air Mike speaking."
Phone: "Yes, I'd like two tickets to franz josef land..."


November Bravo

Post 6

Hx2

tee hee!

Foxtrot Yankee India:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A364042

h


November Bravo

Post 7

Fadookie the Froody- Veggie [email protected]

Oh, that's cool. The police phonetic alphabet is the same as ITI.
November Echo Alpha Tango!


This is Foxtrot Alpha Delta Oscar Oscar Kilo India Echo signing off.

Cheers.
smiley - cheers


November Bravo

Post 8

Fadookie the Froody- Veggie [email protected]

Dave- my mind is going... smiley - online2long

It is a bit hard to think at 3:30 am...

My bad, ITU phonetics.
However, the ITU phonetic aphabet uses "Papa" for p instead of Piper.


November Bravo

Post 9

the other omylouse "multiply (1*6) by (6*1+0+3)!"

thats been noted in other convo here smiley - smiley

omy smiley - cheerup


November Bravo

Post 10

sidsaucer

According to April 2000's "Aircraft Illustrated", Pan Am is alive and growing, boosted by the purchase of another 24 Boeing 727-200s from United Airlines. Presumably their crews are still calling "Clipper". The Pan Am International Flight Academy also offers training courses to regional airlines' employees in Dulles, Virginia.


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