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tarbat

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #15 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

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #16 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 )

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #18 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

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2009, 03:41:22 PM »
Today
callsign for a Harrier Mode S 43C3C1  'PSYCHO02'

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2009, 08:29:22 PM »
Airframes says this is owned by Boeing.

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2009, 11:25:28 PM »
Airframes says this is owned by Boeing.

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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.

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2009, 10:00:26 AM »
G-JMCL 405F7D flight i/d is HELLO

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #25 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.

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Okay Rod. No problem. I removed my message.
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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #26 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 :-)

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #27 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:



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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #28 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!

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Re: Funny or Unusual Flight IDs
« Reply #29 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!
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