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IanM

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A beautiful night in between layers of stratus. A little bit of normal in these crazy times. Hoping that we can all stay afloat -- I just had my class date at my preferred regional indefinitely postponed, but am thankful to still have my CFI job. As long as my flying doesn't completely dry up, I should be okay.
 

Burrito

I'll ask the stupid questions
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Essence or just here to take pictures, it's no real difference. Frankly, APUs running and motors spooling are just a quick and easy way to get a smile on my face.

This one's off to RSW with something like 90 folks on board.
 

greg1016

Trustworthy Source
LGB? Saw it there the other day too. They had the 737 one for a bit. Not sure who flies in that one.
Nope not LGB. Other side of the country, have no idea who it was but based on their call sign and destination leaving my airport I'd say it was a high-level Air Force Civilian, like the Secretary or Undersecretary of the Air Force.
 

Burrito

I'll ask the stupid questions
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Buddy of mine caught this into Boston today; was good to see the first of the new used 321s coming in, but had me a bit sideways since upper management told us they're delaying and deferring new orders.

She'll be N931JT out of refurb.
 

greg1016

Trustworthy Source
Don't know what branch was operating it, it was a SAM. When it left it went to a fairly prominent, centrally located, joint Civilian-Military airport.
 

Nark

Macho Superpilot
Nope not LGB. Other side of the country, have no idea who it was but based on their call sign and destination leaving my airport I'd say it was a high-level Air Force Civilian, like the Secretary or Undersecretary of the Air Force.
There is a standard protocol for military call signs. Most well known is for “el jefe” Air Force One, Marine One, etc...

Let’s say I had a mission of traveling to St Louis to pick up the president (let’s live in pretend land for a minute). My call sign would start out of my home unit with “Magic 11*.” “Magic” being my battalion’s callsign, “11” being assigned directly to me. Once we cross out of the geographical area we normally play in, the callsign would change to “Guard Copter 12345.” “Guard”, because we’re national guard, “copter” because we are a helicopter, “12345” is the last 5 of the aircraft serial number. We land in STL, and as soon as the pres is on board, we’d be “Army one.”

This theoretical flight could happen all while never shutting down. This callsign naming convention applies across all the services, with a few exceptions here and there.

*not my actual callsign. I don’t want you goobers tracking my flights.
 

greg1016

Trustworthy Source
There is a standard protocol for military call signs. Most well known is for “el jefe” Air Force One, Marine One, etc...

Let’s say I had a mission of traveling to St Louis to pick up the president (let’s live in pretend land for a minute). My call sign would start out of my home unit with “Magic 11*.” “Magic” being my battalion’s callsign, “11” being assigned directly to me. Once we cross out of the geographical area we normally play in, the callsign would change to “Guard Copter 12345.” “Guard”, because we’re national guard, “copter” because we are a helicopter, “12345” is the last 5 of the aircraft serial number. We land in STL, and as soon as the pres is on board, we’d be “Army one.”

This theoretical flight could happen all while never shutting down. This callsign naming convention applies across all the services, with a few exceptions here and there.

*not my actual callsign. I don’t want you goobers tracking my flights.
I am pretty familiar with military callsign conventions. see post #18715
 
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