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Title: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on August 22, 2009, 09:09:25 PM
I've been noticing a few lately, generally on biz jets.  Post what you've seen.

The first odd one I noticed was USAF C-130  85-1361  MANLV32          


This week I've seen:   
N487LP   OTISSUX
N86CW   WEBEROLN 'We be rolling'
N6757M    HELLO76   
N389QS    NO2OBAMA 
N457JC  HELLO                      
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on August 22, 2009, 10:55:25 PM
I've been noticing a few lately, generally on biz jets.  Post what you've seen.

The first odd one I noticed was USAF C-130  85-1361  MANLV32          


This week I've seen:  
N487LP   OTISSUX
N86CW   WEBEROLN 'We be rolling'
N6757M    HELLO76   
N389QS    NO2OBAMA 
N457JC  HELLO

I suspect these are more common in the US than over here, where Eurocontrol have been having a bit of a clampdown on non-standard callsigns...
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: prbflight on August 23, 2009, 02:11:27 AM
N108MS

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_apPKzN_-qUQ/SpCkm15kT6I/AAAAAAAAAQg/RcXVJdsF_o4/s800/AirNav%20RadarBox%202009%20Shot%20at%2020090613%200117%20UTC.jpg)

[email protected]
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on August 24, 2009, 08:32:27 PM
Got a crude one today. Not surprisingly it's a US Marine Corps bird. C-130 164598 displaying DOGPENIS.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on September 09, 2009, 01:15:34 PM
Currently in the air, a bunch of military pilots obviously more used to playing video games

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/3903899464_9347243a62_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Manuel Mendes on September 09, 2009, 02:29:43 PM
I've seen this a few days ago near Faro, Portugal: An B752 from Air Finland with the funny LOSLOCOS flight ID.

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss157/TCX154F/shot29-08-200917h04-1.png)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on September 11, 2009, 02:01:34 PM
I guess this one was late for something!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/3909779552_b10b05cb02_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on September 22, 2009, 09:36:00 PM
N451ST  LJ45  PORSCHE
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on September 23, 2009, 05:27:47 PM
Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tommyg on September 25, 2009, 11:52:48 AM
On my RB now over Sussex 0640AB  STANLEY no acft type but full ADSB
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 05, 2009, 06:48:24 PM
No comment

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on October 06, 2009, 12:24:21 AM
Today, the FAA's G-IV N1 first time displaying an id other than 00000000 or nothing at all, displayed GULFFOUR
American Eagle E135s N837AE and N856AE both displayed DONTUSE

On Friday an A-10 flew into KIAD to be part of a static display.  He programmed his with F16SUCK.  I asked him about it on Saturday.  Also got to tie up that hex code with a tail #,
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: landyman on October 06, 2009, 01:54:22 PM
Now.  Flight ID: GAF218
ModeS: 3FB853
not on databases
been tracking over northern France.

I thought it was landing at Yeovilton, but still heading NE.

What is it?

Reg.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on October 06, 2009, 02:12:39 PM
Now.  Flight ID: GAF218
ModeS: 3FB853
not on databases
been tracking over northern France.

I thought it was landing at Yeovilton, but still heading NE.

What is it?

The fact that you can see it on the map strongly suggests it's a Challenger with yet another new code.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: landyman on October 06, 2009, 02:29:05 PM
I'm rather new at this.  I was about to suggest that it was a heli as it did a 180 deg. turn.

It has now gone from the display, but did display what looked like a German cross in the flag column.

It arrived from France east of Exeter, then NE towards Yeovilton, but turning right to miss Lyneham.  South of Fairford did the 180 deg. turn.

It was then shown as taking off.  Last LL: 51 29.9 -002 02.8

Did it disappear as it landed at Lyneham, as it approached the runway at almost 90deg. ???

-----
While typing, I've just experienced my first Army Apache fly over my house while AirNav has been running.  Just why I bought it.  Now to get an early warning set-up.

Reg
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on October 06, 2009, 02:47:31 PM
Now.  Flight ID: GAF218
ModeS: 3FB853
not on databases
been tracking over northern France.

http://www.live-military-mode-s.eu/ has it as:
Serial: 120. (is hexcode: 3FB853)
Type: CL-601
Operator FBSBMVg
Country Germany

Last spotted today by:
Paisley, G.B.
Irvine, GB
Bangor GB
Montrose,GB
Stockton, GB
Rhoose IAP, GB
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: hofs on October 06, 2009, 05:40:42 PM
Hello GAF 218 is an Airbus 310 from the german airforce mostly landing at Norvenich  or Koln Bonn (Germany )

Fred
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on October 06, 2009, 05:47:07 PM
Hello GAF 218 is an Airbus 310 from the german airforce mostly landing at Norvenich  or Koln Bonn (Germany )

GAF218 today was definitely a Challenger, not an A310, visually confirmed at Glasgow.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on October 07, 2009, 07:29:40 AM
Hello GAF 218 is an Airbus 310 from the german airforce mostly landing at Norvenich  or Koln Bonn (Germany )

No, it wasn't an A310.  Visual sighting from Scotavnet:

1623 "GAF 218" 12+07 CL.601 1xapp r/w 23
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: charlie on October 09, 2009, 03:41:22 PM
Today
callsign for a Harrier Mode S 43C3C1  'PSYCHO02'
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 20, 2009, 08:29:22 PM
Airframes says this is owned by Boeing.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on October 20, 2009, 11:25:28 PM
Airframes says this is owned by Boeing.

Rod

American Airlines actually.  It's one of their new ones.  AA and Continental have been getting lots of new planes this year it seems.  FAA DB shows them owned by Boeing, but a quick search for a photo usually shows who's actually flying them.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: owensy on October 21, 2009, 10:00:26 AM
G-JMCL 405F7D flight i/d is HELLO
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 21, 2009, 07:29:36 PM
John - Thomas Cook's callsign is Ketsrel, and we do occasionally get their aircraft using variations of that word. I'm not sure that it is consistent, though.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on October 21, 2009, 07:52:28 PM
John - Thomas Cook's callsign is Ketsrel, and we do occasionally get their aircraft using variations of that word. I'm not sure that it is consistent, though.

"Kestrel12" would be too long to fit in the Flight ID field, hence "Kestel".  But in any case, the Flight ID should include the ICAO prefix and not the radio callsign.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: John Racars on October 21, 2009, 07:54:33 PM
John - Thomas Cook's callsign is Ketsrel, and we do occasionally get their aircraft using variations of that word. I'm not sure that it is consistent, though.

Rod

Okay Rod. No problem. I removed my message.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 21, 2009, 07:59:23 PM
John - it's still a funny / unusual flight ID - well worth noting here - I'm sorry if you thought I was saying anything else :-)

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: John Racars on October 21, 2009, 08:12:03 PM
But in any case, the Flight ID should include the ICAO prefix and not the radio callsign.

Dave, and that was the reason why I showed it....

...and Rod, unfortunately I misunderstand you. So here they are again:

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp18/Bierboum/Screenshots/09102101.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp18/Bierboum/Screenshots/09102102.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 21, 2009, 08:18:58 PM
Thanks, John - and I should of course have typed "Kestrel", not Ketsrel. I think it's time for more red wine!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: John Racars on October 21, 2009, 08:26:59 PM
I think it's time for more red wine!

I thought so! I have a good glass in my hand now... Cheers!
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 21, 2009, 08:30:01 PM
Cheers!
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 22, 2009, 03:53:49 PM
Perhaps there's a story to this one?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Fenris on October 22, 2009, 04:53:54 PM
A bear is the name given to the back seater in a Wild Weasel (anti-SAM site) aircraft.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 22, 2009, 05:19:08 PM
I wonder if the bear entered the flight ID himself...

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Fenris on October 22, 2009, 05:51:08 PM
I wonder if the bear entered the flight ID himself...

I am not certain, but usually tasks of that nature are the responsibility of the back seater. I don't know if the transponder can be programmed from the front cockpit.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: CoastGuardJon on October 22, 2009, 07:58:45 PM
And I thought a "bear" in the air was Police in a helio. (or a Russian Tupolev) !
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Pinza on October 22, 2009, 08:18:15 PM
Been up and running for about 3 weeks now - lost a load of interesting stuff when I upgraded from v2.01 to V3.06 and then v3.07...!

Thanks to this forum, I now know how to backup MyLog etc for future upgrades!

Just find this thread, so submit the following recorded over the Midlands over the last fortnight. A bit dated now and nothing special:




* 43C0AB  TARTN13                  ZA148   VC10  UK - Air Force       2009/10/12 19:19:32
* 43C3F0  PSYCHO1                                                     2009/10/13 20:29:24
* 43C09B  ASTOR1                   ZJ690   GLEX  UK - Air Force       2009/10/13 19:51:16
* 43C17B  TIRPITZ1                 null    null  null                 2009/10/13 19:53:28
  43C0AB  TARTN43                  ZA148   VC10  UK - Air Force       2009/10/15 20:04:06
* AE1198  RULER21                  03-3115 C17   USA - Air Force      2009/10/17 11:53:32
* 400E55  AVJIATDT                 G-GBMR  BE20  Untitled             2009/10/17 10:34:07
* 43C2B4  VANTAGE1                                                    2009/10/19 19:05:30 
* 43C2B4  WIDGET 1                                                    2009/10/19 19:46:45
* 43C0AD  TARTN13                  ZA150   VC10  UK - Air Force       2009/10/19 21:08:11
  43C2B4  WIDGET01                                                    2009/10/20 20:54:13
   
-------------------

I'm new to all this - am guessing TARTN codes are dedicated to RAF flights.

Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on October 26, 2009, 11:41:55 PM
Today(26/10/09) - 43C152 - LATEBOYS

Anybody know what plane is it? He was caught by my RB in Portugal.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 27, 2009, 12:33:25 AM
Aerotower - see reply #6 on this thread - might be the same aircraft?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 27, 2009, 12:37:13 AM
Spotted over California.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on October 27, 2009, 12:41:20 AM
I guess this one was late for something!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/3909779552_b10b05cb02_o.jpg)

This aircraft have this mode-s 43C152 ?

Thanks
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 27, 2009, 12:52:50 AM
Airframes doesn't say - perhaps Tarbat has a record?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on October 27, 2009, 01:08:21 AM
Thanks again, Rod

I'll be waiting for Tarbat.

Cumps
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: owensy on October 27, 2009, 06:44:06 PM

   
-------------------

I'm new to all this - am guessing TARTN codes are dedicated to RAF flights.



TARTN is 101 squadron VC10 tankers. Most transport are ASCOT or RRR

hope this helps,

Paul
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on October 28, 2009, 01:07:13 AM
Someone knows these planes are:
* 3E81F4 PARA 19 2009/10/27 12:04:07
* 3E8C0E PARA 18 2009/10/27 16:13:30
* 3E98C1 00 11 2009/10/27 16:06:47
were seen over √Čvora at low altitudes.

Thanks
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: cornish rebel on October 28, 2009, 01:23:14 PM
Got this one today AA71 N7942B C172 at FL320 Going oceanic going to Dallas Fort worth turns out to be the wrong mode s code so it says on Airframes.org it should be a B777 I thought it was a funny to see a Cessna at that hight and speed going out over the Atlantic I thought it was some sort of new record attempt lol :)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on October 28, 2009, 04:52:05 PM
Got this one today AA71 N7942B C172 at FL320 Going oceanic going to Dallas Fort worth turns out to be the wrong mode s code so it says on Airframes.org it should be a B777 I thought it was a funny to see a Cessna at that hight and speed going out over the Atlantic I thought it was some sort of new record attempt lol :)

It's been miscoded for at least the last three and a half years, nobody seems to care.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Fenris on October 28, 2009, 06:10:43 PM
So, do the ATC SSR systems make any use of the Mode S code? Cross check it against separation distances for widebodies for instance? I assume they don't or such a miscode would be pretty obvious and trigger some sort of alert.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Pinza on October 28, 2009, 06:11:22 PM

TARTN is 101 squadron VC10 tankers. Most transport are ASCOT or RRR

hope this helps,

Paul

Thanks for that, Paul.

Chris
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on October 28, 2009, 10:00:23 PM
So, do the ATC SSR systems make any use of the Mode S code? Cross check it against separation distances for widebodies for instance? I assume they don't or such a miscode would be pretty obvious and trigger some sort of alert.

Yes they do, but only in a very few defined bits of airspace such as Canada's Hudson Bay.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: CAM on October 31, 2009, 02:40:12 PM
AE285D  BALLS11 2009/10/30 13:36:50 

Unknown aircraft making a Balls ?

CAM
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on October 31, 2009, 03:15:39 PM
AE285D  BALLS11 2009/10/30 13:36:50 

Unknown aircraft making a Balls ?

CAM


That's a Lakenheath 493rd F-15 callsign.  Nothing odd about that.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: jetset on October 31, 2009, 04:07:15 PM
43C38B  ZZZZZZZZ  ZH536   BN2T  UK - Air Force       2009/10/31 16:05:49

This is always cropping up but first time I've seen it with this callsign.

Must be as bored a me
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on November 05, 2009, 06:12:22 PM
Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Fenris on November 05, 2009, 07:47:28 PM
AE285D  BALLS11 2009/10/30 13:36:50 

Unknown aircraft making a Balls ?

CAM


That's a Lakenheath 493rd F-15 callsign.  Nothing odd about that.

US MIL (particularly the Air Force) tend to use balls to refer to zeroes.

The Edwards-based B52s were always referred to as 'Balls 8' and 'Balls 3', their serials ended in 008 and 003 respectively.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on November 22, 2009, 12:52:09 AM
Currently have C-FMZR displaying SEXY1215.

Yesterday USAF C-20 86-0204 showed WHOME.
And a local A-10 pilot has been programming the birds he flies with 15SSUCK

Thursday American Airlines N811NN showed FRIGGIN
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: CoastGuardJon on November 22, 2009, 03:26:02 PM
Good to know some of them have a sense of humour (or should that be humor?)!
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Pinza on November 23, 2009, 07:56:52 PM
Mode S AE25D5 (unkown to me) is currently in range of my Midlands based indoor antenna at 33,100, sqwarking 6402 with the slightly ominous flight ID of "Death11"
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: EK01 on November 24, 2009, 03:25:55 PM
Mode S AE25D5 (unkown to me) is currently in range of my Midlands based indoor antenna at 33,100, sqwarking 6402 with the slightly ominous flight ID of "Death11"

Pinza,
According to Libhomeradar, this mode S code relates to a USAF F-15. No reg given though.

Cheers,
Ian
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: viking9 on November 24, 2009, 03:53:08 PM
This is a Lakenheath F-15. Lakenheath aircraft have their hex codes swapped frequently so impossible to confirm tail number unless eyballed.

Tom
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Pinza on November 24, 2009, 07:43:44 PM
Sincere thanks to EK01 and viking9 for your replies.

Ian, various people have given me details that I couldn't find elsewhere quoting their source as Libhomeradar. Just found this site and looks good.

Tom, assume this frequent code-swapping is for security reasons?

New 3.11b working well for me - but off to research to Libhomeradar site

Chris
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: viking9 on November 24, 2009, 08:10:12 PM
Tom, assume this frequent code-swapping is for security reasons?
Chris

Chris, I would imagine so. They only started transmitting mode S earlier this year. We were able to tie up tail numbers initially but after about six weeks people at the fence were telling us that the tail numbers didn't tie up any more. The powers that be were obviously reading our emails and forum reports :-)

Tom

Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: EK01 on November 25, 2009, 04:48:59 PM
Sincere thanks to EK01 and viking9 for your replies.

Ian, various people have given me details that I couldn't find elsewhere quoting their source as Libhomeradar. Just found this site and looks good.

Tom, assume this frequent code-swapping is for security reasons?

New 3.11b working well for me - but off to research to Libhomeradar site

Chris

Chris,
I find the Libhomeradar site one of the best. If you click on database search and then put in mode S code you have loads of information will come up including registration , latest routes flown, etc.
Have fun exploring the site.

Ian
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: prbflight on November 25, 2009, 07:33:45 PM
How many RadarBox users out there are connected to and feeding Libhomeradar database?

I am.

[email protected]
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on November 25, 2009, 08:47:47 PM
There are so many places to feed nowadays :(  Airnav network, Planeplotter, MilModeSLogger, Libhomeradar, etc.  What we need is a single point of sharing.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Pinza on November 25, 2009, 10:10:20 PM

[/quote]

Chris,
I find the Libhomeradar site one of the best. If you click on database search and then put in mode S code you have loads of information will come up including registration , latest routes flown, etc.
Have fun exploring the site.

Ian

[/quote]

Firstly I think we might need a new thread here - before I get accused of steering this thread off topic - supposed to be Funny or Unusual Flight ID's...

Having said that, have been impressed with my trials with Libhomeradar site.

Live site is great - until it gets overloaded and then just get message to retry in a few minutes time. Also a message that as from Nov 2009, only aircraft operating for a recognised airline will be displayed. (No small or biz planes?)

Managed to get the libhomeradar.org aircraft database editor up and running this evening - this enables me to get details whilst off line.

Took me two nights to get so far - a) their forum has been 'hacked' - no use at all (remember that all who bicker about this forum - it is great) and b) wasted hours trying to delete failed intallations using right mouse clicks - only to find my RHB mouse button is deceased...

Chris

Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on December 02, 2009, 10:48:34 PM
Just saw an American Eagle E135 using FREBIRD for a callsign.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 02, 2009, 11:09:25 PM
This is probably the most appropriate thread to ask why some aircraft use the ID of AVIONICS. Is it because they are doing an avionics test flight? Is it a recognised convention of some sort, or is there another explanation?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Fenris on December 02, 2009, 11:12:30 PM
Default value if not otherwise programmed?
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on December 02, 2009, 11:21:54 PM
cf ALLIED1
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 03, 2009, 01:16:12 AM
Sorry, Dave, you've lost me - can you explain the connection please?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on December 03, 2009, 01:32:08 AM
* 3434C4  ALLIED 1       2009/12/02 11:53:37
* 343085  DUMBO20      2009/12/01 14:11:48
* E03094  HARCOS01    2009/11/28 12:17:16
* AE10BC  RCH HD 2    01-0193 C17   USA - Air Force      2009/11/29 01:30:39
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on December 03, 2009, 02:40:04 AM
ALLIED is also a default.  Allied Signal is a manufacturer of transponders.  Another default you'll see is GABLESEN  http://www.gableseng.com/home.asp
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 03, 2009, 10:23:31 AM
Ah- I see - thanks for that.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: ACW367 on December 03, 2009, 06:23:48 PM
Freqhopping useful on the  Allied and Gablesen callsigns.  Our local air ambulance in Buckinghamshire uses the latter. 

Rod, a bit of thread crossing, but it might be worth doing Allied signals and Gables engineering logos or a generic 'transponder default' logo. 
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 03, 2009, 08:17:32 PM
I was thinking that myself, ACW - watch that thread!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on December 05, 2009, 12:19:14 AM
343085  DUMBO05                                                     2009/12/04 13:07:44
AE01B7  VALOR67                  84-0081 LJ35  USA - Air Force      2009/12/04 10:10:12
495282  FAOLIS1                  CS-TTB  A319  TAP Portugal         2009/12/04 06:20:58
3944EE  CANCEL                   F-GRHO  A319  Air France           2009/12/04 15:51:01
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on December 05, 2009, 05:21:04 PM
342653  TESTOLI        EC-KHP        Untitled (Gestair)   2009/12/05 17:15:04
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: dl1812 on December 08, 2009, 03:08:05 PM
At 26000' roughly due West of London Gatwick at this time is c/s "SSZ 2" - no Aircraft type or reg, but there is the "Specsavers" logo ishown in the Airline logo column.

There's GOT to be a joke in there somewhere !
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Jeremy on December 08, 2009, 04:46:24 PM
M-SPEC SSZ18C at 22000. no positional info.
1645z.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 08, 2009, 09:55:32 PM
An American Airlines pilot apparently doesn't like his current assignment.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 12, 2009, 07:16:30 PM
Unconventional, and yes, it is on its way to Dublin.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: colinhall on December 13, 2009, 12:04:51 PM
Morning Rod, I hav got my ANRB box on and have noticed a B737 untitled on squark 0320 ,it went out over Manston went the channel southwards and then turned west and coming back over Hastings wrae,any ideas on that one??  Colin.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: colinhall on December 13, 2009, 12:08:09 PM
Sorry Rod , the reg is VP-CEC. Colin
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: carras320 on December 14, 2009, 04:35:20 PM
HELOWRLD Flight ID from a Spanish Air Force FA20 TM11-1
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 15, 2009, 05:31:51 PM
A cheerful pilot.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on December 15, 2009, 05:39:07 PM
Or a Programming 101 student  :-)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Fenris on December 17, 2009, 03:42:31 PM
Just seen this, hex code 43C1BB. Not sure what sort of aircraft, but I like the callsign.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: EK01 on December 17, 2009, 03:47:32 PM
It's an RAF Tornado. Registration ZD744 with a c/n of 371.

Cheers,

Ian
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: KSMF on December 18, 2009, 06:02:03 PM
ADFDCE  DUCKBUTT                 93-2106 C130  USA - Air Force      2009/12/18
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: prbflight on December 27, 2009, 07:40:04 PM
N707GW

Not very original...

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_apPKzN_-qUQ/Sze2xuPDwSI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/mkRO6sRR5ZA/s800/AirNav%20RadarBox%202010%20-%203.13%20Shot%20at%2020091227%200435%20UTC.jpg)

[email protected]
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: KSMF on December 28, 2009, 08:16:12 PM
A9BB45  EATME                    N726QS  GALX  Untitled             2009/12/28 09:39:32
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on December 29, 2009, 02:15:15 AM
12/26 N12900     Continental Express        HOHOHO
12/27 N802AE     American Eagle Airlines    AMRSUCKS
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: markb on December 31, 2009, 03:11:05 AM
About a year ago here in Southern Califronia, I saw a US Navy aircraft with "EATMYAZZ"  in the callsign slot.  Can't find the log entry anymore, though.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on January 02, 2010, 12:07:09 AM
Today N853MJ  Delta Connection  ABB399   NOMOJO                   
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Terry on January 03, 2010, 10:01:14 PM
This evening 43E720 Poolaviation I.O.M. "MYSKY",could it be a star gazer(Patrick Moore)?.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on January 05, 2010, 12:29:36 AM
Today
Delta Air Lines B763 N152DL A0D1F3  GOINHOM                 
Cobalt Resources LLC  FA20 N502BG   A6417E  BULLSHIT                 

Carpau Corp FA50  N544CM  A6E706  USMC1LAR  Logged this plane previously and with this ID.   I've seen this ID used by actual Marine Corps aircraft in the past which would be expected I thought.  UC-35s 165741 and 166374.   Also logged it recently used by a US Army C-35A 96-0110. I got to wonder what's up with this.         
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on January 06, 2010, 02:47:15 AM
N560DR A72745  STEELERS                
N624N   A82645  ITT Corp   ITTFLYBY                           
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RNAGG on January 06, 2010, 04:20:49 PM
LV-CBF B737 Aerolineas Argentina = BOQUITA

http://radarboxbrasil.blogspot.com/2010/01/aeronave-da-aerolineas-argentina-com-um.html
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on January 22, 2010, 12:23:42 AM
C00BA7  C-FEKS  E170  Air Canada  PIMP309                           
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on January 27, 2010, 09:42:46 PM
It's interesting to note that Spirit Airlines are using their ICAO code (NKS) in their flight ID's a lot more recently - there are 5 on the network as I type this. Let's hope it's a sign of things to come and that more US airlines follow suit!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on January 27, 2010, 10:21:23 PM
Yesterday  C05DF9  C-GJPG Dassault Falcon 900EX displaying FALCONJT

Recently A9E634  N737MW  E135 of American Eagle Airlines  CREWPASS                  
A68903  N520AW FA20   DASSAULT                  \
A043EC  N116QS  BE40      TANIRUBI                  
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on January 28, 2010, 05:02:17 PM
Dave's been let loose on the keypad...

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Runway 31 on January 30, 2010, 11:58:36 AM
I have USAF HC130N 93-2105 on the box over Scotland at FL249 showing its flight ID as SPONGE BOB
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Canonjohns40D on January 30, 2010, 12:29:04 PM
Hi Saw sponge bob also, i wondered was it Navy SEALS.

John
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: viking9 on January 30, 2010, 12:41:09 PM
I have USAF HC130N 93-2105 on the box over Scotland at FL249 showing its flight ID as SPONGE BOB

Have you actually seen this c/s as SPONGE BOB? It's showing on PlanePlotter as SPONGE B. This ac is an HC-130N of the 210th RQS (rescue squadron) of the 176th Wing of the Alaskan Air National Guard which have been known to use the SPONGE c/s with a numerical or alpha suffix.

Tom
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: viking9 on January 30, 2010, 12:44:22 PM
SPONGE B now in the descent to Mildenhall.

Tom
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on January 30, 2010, 03:56:10 PM
A Delta Air Lines pilot thinking he's flying a dog?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Runway 31 on January 30, 2010, 04:29:57 PM
Thanks for putting me right
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Bell 407 on January 31, 2010, 12:23:40 PM
Hi All,

My questions refers to SAA049 as per the link below.

(http://www.earthimage.co.za/Jan_2010/anrb_31jan2010-01.jpg)

Sometimes I get a plot like this where the aircraft icon on the map is pointing in a totally diffrerent direction to the track. And, on the My Flights window the flight is listed as N/A. There is no problem with reception as the aircraft is well inside my PD area of reception.

I have followed this flight all the way down to landing and it never seems to correct itself. The outgoing flight this morning did not do this.

Just interesetd why this happens sometimes.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on January 31, 2010, 12:33:29 PM
Hi Bell407 - it's just the aircraft sending bad wrong data - Radarbox is just showing what the plane's transmitting.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Bell 407 on January 31, 2010, 12:43:51 PM
Thanks Rod, thought as much but nevertheless interesting to see.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Aerotower on February 01, 2010, 10:29:43 PM
AE1173  XXX      02-1101 C17   USA - Air Force      2010/02/01 09:42:20

This is a HOT call sign :)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on February 03, 2010, 08:00:11 PM
Hi, I`ve got a CLEAN K35R 
 AE0500  CLEAN92  59-1495 K35R  USA - Air Force      2010/02/03 19:52:19 
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on February 03, 2010, 09:26:50 PM
Hi, I`ve got a CLEAN K35R 
 AE0500  CLEAN92  59-1495 K35R  USA - Air Force      2010/02/03 19:52:19 

And?... That's a standard callsign for tankers flying 'Coronet' mission i.e. ferring fighters and such across the oceans.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on February 06, 2010, 09:48:15 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Canonjohns40D on February 09, 2010, 05:14:53 PM
I just noted this one my log today. 43C1A9  JAZ BEAR ZA372  null  Royal Air Force      2010/02/09 14:44:33.

John

Possible Tornado GR4
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on February 10, 2010, 06:38:45 PM
AA8FD9  N78TC  CL30  Massmutual Asset   THEMOLE     
A324A0  N301SG  G150 GOSAINTS
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: perezoso on February 14, 2010, 06:11:06 PM
Not as good as some others; but presently flying overhead is:

A4945F  N39423  Continental Airlines 739ER

Is sending "FOR7ATE" as Flight ID (i.e. COA478)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on February 17, 2010, 12:18:43 AM
Today unknown mis-coded as  249249, probably US Navy, displayed  SCROTE                 
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: perezoso on February 17, 2010, 12:21:39 AM
0D0355, registration XA-MEX, sending ASSTETS

One wonders if the final "TS" is inverted or if the "E" was supposed to be an "I".
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: perezoso on February 18, 2010, 01:45:15 AM
Bogus Mode-S 249249 today sending CLOCKTWR as ID.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: steve1970 on February 18, 2010, 06:10:02 AM
Here in Melbourne Aus, anyone picking up mode-s transmissions from RAAF different mode-s tags "Status" is always "NA" "Flight ID" is TEST1234 no other relevant info, normally have 2 all day, but sometimes 4?? Noticed them for a few days...
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on February 18, 2010, 10:22:22 PM
Here in Melbourne Aus, anyone picking up mode-s transmissions from RAAF different mode-s tags "Status" is always "NA" "Flight ID" is TEST1234 no other relevant info, normally have 2 all day, but sometimes 4?? Noticed them for a few days...

Those are ground stations.  There are four at KIAD that I receive.  They belong to the FAA, so I would imagine yours belong to the Australian equivalent of the FAA which I'm not familiar with.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: steve1970 on February 19, 2010, 12:54:50 AM
Thanks for the explanation Freqhopping.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on April 15, 2010, 08:08:31 PM
Logged this one a few days ago.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: jetset on April 15, 2010, 08:21:08 PM
^^^
LOL

Anyone know what this was..?

   Mode S  Flight   Route           Regist  Airc  Airline              Date and Time       
 * 000007  NOT4YOU2                                                    2010/04/15 18:17:08
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on June 12, 2010, 11:46:17 PM
On his way back from Japan.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: neroon79 on June 26, 2010, 09:43:12 AM
A few Letters to much...

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z157/neroon79/Airnav%20RADAR%20Box/FlightIDtypo.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on June 30, 2010, 11:46:59 PM
Camber has started in earnest. Soon it won't be unusual.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on July 07, 2010, 05:49:53 PM
Currently on the Tain Range at 200ft, a Tornado GR4 with the callsign "MR ON".   Captain Scarlet I presume.

EDIT: Now changed to "MR 01" :(
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on July 13, 2010, 08:38:31 PM
The second one of thets that I've spotted - no idea what type of aircraft it is - it was at FL230 when I saw it, and the registration down't really tally with anything sensible that I can find.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: DaveReid on July 13, 2010, 11:13:25 PM
The second one of thets that I've spotted - no idea what type of aircraft it is - it was at FL230 when I saw it, and the registration down't really tally with anything sensible that I can find.

It wouldn't tally with anything sensible, as it's wrong :-)

A82D3F equates to N626HJ, which is an N-number change for FA50 msn 180, previously N50SF.

I have no idea where AirNav got N6231B from - that's a Quad-City Challenger, by the way.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on July 13, 2010, 11:37:36 PM
That makes more sense, Dave. The Quad City Challenger looks like a lovely little plane (didn't know about them before I looked it up on the FAA register), but I couldn't really see it cruising at FL330, which is the highest it got to before it went out of range while heading towards Vegas.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on July 14, 2010, 07:51:02 PM
Does this count?
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on July 16, 2010, 02:19:58 AM
No.  That's a Special Air Mission flight, thus SAM.  Sometimes they will use SAM#### or S####.  That one also used its reg 070400 for a while. Probably a lazy crew right now not bothering to add the mission number.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on July 16, 2010, 02:22:57 AM
I got two at once yesterday.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: KSMF on July 19, 2010, 12:51:26 AM
AA0AA4  AHOLE  N746UP  H25X  UNION PACIFIC CORP   2010/07/18 10:48:53
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on July 19, 2010, 05:04:16 PM
Just had this one show up, any guesses?
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on July 19, 2010, 05:49:12 PM
Another odd one.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on July 19, 2010, 10:53:42 PM
Weathermen
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on July 20, 2010, 06:23:08 PM
Unusual one - I'd known that Atlas Air were taking over Boeing Dreamlifter operations from Evergreen, but here's the first one that I've noticed.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on September 05, 2010, 07:07:20 PM
Wonder what he's on...

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: LSZS on September 06, 2010, 07:57:42 PM
This one from Milan
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4957821280_60aaf2b573_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on September 07, 2010, 12:15:05 PM
Sentinel using this, first time I`ve noticed or should I go to Specsavers. ( what do they use their aircraft for? )
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: ACW367 on September 07, 2010, 10:00:20 PM
Sentinel using this, first time I`ve noticed or should I go to Specsavers. ( what do they use their aircraft for? )

That will be short for snapshot. Their role is Airborne Ground Surveillance.  The under fuselage radar is very capable.  http://www.raf.mod.uk/equipment/sentinelr1.cfm
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on September 24, 2010, 12:10:38 PM
Fagin is a character in Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, referred to more frequently within the actual story as the "merry old gentleman".
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on September 24, 2010, 05:03:43 PM
Could be the Boss flying  ;-)  (I`m ex 216 entry)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on September 30, 2010, 12:56:48 PM
We are being watched...lol

Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Brimon on September 30, 2010, 01:21:50 PM
We are being watched...lol


Might be her personal plane?


(http://i51.tinypic.com/9uomc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 14, 2010, 09:51:57 PM
Hmmm... wonder why I wanted to revive this thread....

Anyway, just posting this question from the logos thread to reach a wider audience..

I'm watching BA A319 G-EUPX flying over the Czech Republic with an ID of ISC3534. ISC is an old code not apparently in use - anyone got any ideas what that's about?

EDIT it's just landed at Ferihegy LHBP - arrivals board there does show BA870 arriving about now, but why is it using that ISC code?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Chris11 on October 15, 2010, 07:25:28 AM
Do you think you will get an answer Rod? :):):)
I think you post is a bit "overshadowed"
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on October 19, 2010, 09:47:46 AM
....
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on November 24, 2010, 11:01:50 AM
I wonder if Flybe have deliberately selected a FlightID of BEE5TY for it's route to Inverness because of the proximity of Loch Ness to the destination!?  Reminds me of the way some car registrations use a 5 to look like an S.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5290/5204035046_8cb3c9e8a1_o_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: GrizzFlyer on November 27, 2010, 06:23:57 PM
A friendly guy....

HELLO1  A522D3  N43XA  B734   XTRA AIRWAYS

2010/11/27    1815Z
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on November 29, 2010, 10:18:57 PM
N950PC  Noble Energy Inc H25B currently has an ID of KGBRLZ
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on December 01, 2010, 06:25:46 PM
...
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on December 01, 2010, 07:08:42 PM
Just come up on mine, any info please?
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 01, 2010, 07:58:50 PM
I had three of these yesterday - I think they were DIRTY11- 13. I think they are US Navy Beech King Airs. Don't know what they are up to, perhaps one day they'll come clean about it.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on December 01, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
We could ask Wikileaks.....  :-)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on December 03, 2010, 03:55:31 AM
N450BC currently displaying  NUKNFUTZ
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on December 17, 2010, 11:27:14 PM
N813AE American Eagle flight currently showing MRYCMAS
and

N453ST "Takoma33" showing WOLYSAID.  Not sure what that's about.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on December 20, 2010, 01:34:59 PM
They must be glad at getting away from this weather.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: KSMF on December 29, 2010, 04:37:48 PM
AE01E0  ASSPIPE 86-0029 KC10  USAF | 60AMW [KSUU]  2010/12/29 08:34:30
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on January 11, 2011, 05:54:37 PM
Seen, presumably on a test flight, in the Seattle area.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on January 23, 2011, 07:57:21 PM
It's here again!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on February 26, 2011, 11:25:25 AM
Just a typo or a political reflection.....;-)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on March 06, 2011, 08:13:54 PM
Ivan's flying!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on March 12, 2011, 04:01:25 PM
Bob wants to get back to the bar!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: ACW367 on March 13, 2011, 01:24:42 AM
If you have a EC-155 you are probably often transporting Luvvies;

From MyLog today
   43E881  LUVIAIR                  M-HELI  EC55  Flambards Ltd        2011/03/12 12:20:32 
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on March 23, 2011, 01:31:55 AM
I think this is the first time i've seen a Frontier aircraft showing a proper flight ID and therefore showing a logo.

Perhaps one day Southwest will show up too!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on March 30, 2011, 12:55:41 AM
Another unusual one. Parked at a stand at NZAA.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: tarbat on March 30, 2011, 08:32:28 AM
I wonder who Paul is?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5188/5573228359_ef94dfcbbb_o_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on April 07, 2011, 04:46:24 PM
Just picked this up
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Runway 31 on April 07, 2011, 05:06:02 PM
Its an R22 Beta c/n 0650 of CYO Seeds Ltd and its been in the d/b for a few days now.

Alan
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on April 28, 2011, 11:16:49 PM
Currently seeing  a USAF KC-10 79-0433 displaying NOFATCHK.

"No fat chicks" I suppose.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on July 15, 2011, 06:08:45 PM
death
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on July 19, 2011, 09:38:34 PM
I've got two United/Continental B772s with CON ID's. Is this ths start of a trend?

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: neroon79 on September 02, 2011, 02:17:48 PM
Where is the nearest gas station?

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z157/neroon79/Airnav%20RADAR%20Box/ESSO76.jpg)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: chewycanes on September 02, 2011, 02:40:13 PM
Hi Ingo

I used to get not only ESSO but EXXON but now its mainly OUP or RCH.

Brian
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on September 05, 2011, 05:21:55 PM
Logged this one while visiting the Isle of Man.

Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: EK01 on September 25, 2011, 06:34:32 PM
Spanish Air Force C130 pilot with a sense of humour !


 343082  DUMBO02                  T.10-02 C130  Spain - Air Force    2011/09/25 18:18:52 
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: n8zrp on September 26, 2011, 10:35:30 PM

Ha ha


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N502BG/history/20110926/2125Z/KSDF/CYQX
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: freqhopping on September 27, 2011, 01:57:15 AM
N502BG has been displaying that since at least January 2010.  For a little while this year they showed 20202020.   :)
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on December 16, 2011, 01:09:29 AM
No route showing  - wonder if New York is involved.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on January 11, 2012, 11:26:06 AM
Sergey's in command

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Northern Watch on January 11, 2012, 03:02:22 PM
SHREKS just heading over the North of Ireland - MGM boeing 737-7BC BBJ code A9A4AB

Keith
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: knight01 on January 11, 2012, 10:52:53 PM
Ironman
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on May 17, 2012, 11:31:08 AM
Perhaps the co-pilot gets the meat.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: FACTflights on May 17, 2012, 03:00:55 PM

Can someone please try to explain how come I can see this one cruising past Cape Town, I'm not talking network, I'm talking about my flights:

4D010D    CLX768      LX-YCV     Cargolux      ELLX - SVMI

Way off the route that is indicated.

John
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on May 17, 2012, 03:11:00 PM
Avoiding a big thunderstorm? ;-)

But seriously, a lot of the routings shown are wrong, for numerous reasons, including operators often changing codes, charter flights being sometimes very random and RadarBox using a previous charter route's code, and sometimes crew entering them wrong.

We don't have a live link to flight plans like sites like Flightaware have (for some parts of the world), and until we do, we're often going to find that the routes shown in RadarBox are wrong.

There are many threads on the forum discussing this in more depth.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: FACTflights on May 17, 2012, 03:29:55 PM
Thanks Rod, makes sense.

This one or similar fies past here twice a day, one going North West and later going South West.

John
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: FACTflights on May 17, 2012, 03:40:04 PM
Got my NSEW all messed up. It flies NE then later SW.

Wonder if he flies South America to Europe via Johannesburg. 
That will take him near Cape Town. 
He has not entered the middle destination(s).


John
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on May 17, 2012, 04:54:33 PM
Yes - Joburg to Montevideo/Buenos Aires would fit the bill - not many intermediate destinations on that route!

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on November 14, 2012, 02:19:14 PM
Haven't had any contributions to this thread for a while, so here's one.

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on March 16, 2013, 10:51:14 AM
Free advertising,  Specsavers SSZ241 (2 for 1)
Dave.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: RodBearden on October 17, 2013, 10:07:41 PM
Seems like the pilot of this Chilean Air Force 767 felt grumpy about something:

(http://www.rbearden.toucansurf.com/ABISMO.gif)

Rod
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Kenny on October 19, 2013, 02:21:29 AM
Hi,

Bangkok Airways ATR HS-PGD used to spread the love.  And now HS-PGC instead.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on January 10, 2014, 10:59:27 AM
Got this one on screen, 2OFUS, but no info, have Tornadoes & Typhoons around .
Dave.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Runway 31 on January 10, 2014, 01:00:44 PM
Dave it should populate as I added it this morning.  Its our first Guernsey registered aircraft in the d/b.

43EAFE 2-OFUS Cirrus SR22 c/n unknown at this time.

I will hopefully amend the dat008 file to accomodate Guernsey in due course, once I have worked out how to do it!!

Alan
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: anorak on January 10, 2014, 02:07:43 PM
Thanks Alan, thought he was saying "two of us" wondered where the other one was.
Dave.
Title: Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
Post by: Runway 31 on January 10, 2014, 02:15:48 PM
It will be Dave, him and his loved one, a wee message to him/her showing the world he cares!!

Alan