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#21 Bob Dylan

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:20 PM

Some other ATC nicknames....a medevac or air ambulance flight is called "Lifeguard"...could also apply as a prefix to an airline carrying urgent cargo, such as an organ for transplant.....
The most famous nickname...."Air Force One"..... :)

Not to slight the Marines as in "Marine One" being the Presidents Chopper!

When the President isn't aboard the 747 becomes "Flight 27000" unless it's changed since I was in Washington?

Thanks for the update on the Tail Numbers, I guess 27000 is in the Ronnie Raygun Museum in California?
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Edited by Bob Dylan, 12 June 2016 - 07:15 AM.

 
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Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:38 PM

TSA = Thousands Standing Around
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:59 PM

The official FAA nickname for US Airways was carried over from predecessor American West (based in Phoenix) - "Cactus." Cactus disappeared with the merger with American Airlines.

It was actually "America West". Also the airline where once all drinks (even ethyl) were free.


Cactus is such an appropriate name. Prickly attitudes running one of the more dysfunctional US airlines. In my experience every trip on America Worst came with a free technical delay. Unfortunately there were no free cocktails during our six hour wait in PHX.

Edited by Devil's Advocate, 11 June 2016 - 03:08 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:38 PM

Some other ATC nicknames....a medevac or air ambulance flight is called "Lifeguard"...could also apply as a prefix to an airline carrying urgent cargo, such as an organ for transplant.....
The most famous nickname...."Air Force One"..... :)

Not to slight the Marines as in "Marine One" being the Presidents Chopper!

When the President isn't aboard the 747 becomes "Flight 2700" unless it's changed since I was in Washington?
They use the tail number of the aircraft, currently 28000 and 29000.

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 02:40 AM

The "Happy" by ATC airlines,Capital Cargo International Airlines (Cappy).



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:09 AM



Some other ATC nicknames....a medevac or air ambulance flight is called "Lifeguard"...could also apply as a prefix to an airline carrying urgent cargo, such as an organ for transplant.....
The most famous nickname...."Air Force One"..... :)

Not to slight the Marines as in "Marine One" being the Presidents Chopper!
When the President isn't aboard the 747 becomes "Flight 27000" unless it's changed since I was in Washington?
Thanks for the update on the Tail Numbers, I guess 27000 is in the Ronnie Raygun Museum in California?
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Not sure what it becomes. However, "Air Force One" is hardly a nickname. It's an official call sign for any plane carrying POTUS.

Also, the AF calls it a VC-25.

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:20 AM

Some other ATC nicknames....a medevac or air ambulance flight is called "Lifeguard"...could also apply as a prefix to an airline carrying urgent cargo, such as an organ for transplant.....
The most famous nickname...."Air Force One"..... :)

Not to slight the Marines as in "Marine One" being the Presidents Chopper!
When the President isn't aboard the 747 becomes "Flight 27000" unless it's changed since I was in Washington?
Thanks for the update on the Tail Numbers, I guess 27000 is in the Ronnie Raygun Museum in California?
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Not sure what it becomes. However, "Air Force One" is hardly a nickname. It's an official call sign for any plane carrying POTUS.

Also, the AF calls it a VC-25.
It's a VC-25 because of the heavy modifications to make it better suited for potus to use. Some of the lesser known but publicly available modifications include the communications suite and the airborne refueling capabilities built into the aircraft.

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 10:51 PM

 

 


Some other ATC nicknames....a medevac or air ambulance flight is called "Lifeguard"...could also apply as a prefix to an airline carrying urgent cargo, such as an organ for transplant.....
The most famous nickname...."Air Force One"..... :)

Not to slight the Marines as in "Marine One" being the Presidents Chopper!
When the President isn't aboard the 747 becomes "Flight 27000" unless it's changed since I was in Washington?
Thanks for the update on the Tail Numbers, I guess 27000 is in the Ronnie Raygun Museum in California?
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Not sure what it becomes. However, "Air Force One" is hardly a nickname. It's an official call sign for any plane carrying POTUS.

Also, the AF calls it a VC-25.

 

It's the ATC call sign for an AIR FORCE aircraft carrying the POTUS....not ANY aircraft, as Bob Dylan has pointed out, as in "Marine One"..... ;)


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 07:35 AM

These days apparently Marine One may be either a chopper or an Osprey.

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 08:16 AM

Wonder what they call the Prevost motorhome the Prez sometimes travels in, Secret Service One? :P  As well as any limo he happens to ride in.


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 08:24 AM

Wonder what they call the Prevost motorhome the Prez sometimes travels in, Secret Service One? :P  As well as any limo he happens to ride in.


Not sure if it's a media or Secret Service nickname, but the Armored tank,er Cadillac that is THE Presidential Limo is called "The Beast".
 
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
 
".. I ride on a Mail Train Baby, can't buy a thrill.."--I said that!
 
"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:21 PM

 

Wonder what they call the Prevost motorhome the Prez sometimes travels in, Secret Service One? :P  As well as any limo he happens to ride in.


Not sure if it's a media or Secret Service nickname, but the Armored tank,er Cadillac that is THE Presidential Limo is called "The Beast".

 

 

The official Secret Service code name is "Stagecoach".


Edited by BCL, 12 July 2016 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:39 PM

Some regional airlines:

 

Comair=Comedy Air 

Skywest=Skypest

GoJet=Blowjet

Chautauqua=Sheniqua

Pinnacle=Peanuckle

Great Lakes=Great Mistakes

ExpressJet and ASA merged and was actually about to be called "SureJet." It was quickly changed back to ExpressJet.

Pinnacle later merged with Mesaba and Colgan to make "Peñacolaba."

PSA's FAA callsign is "Blue Streak," and is sometimes changed to "Brown Streak."  :)

 

Airports:

LaGarbage and JFn'K


Amtrak Miles: 203,395 (as of 9/21/16)




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