Official FAA Callsign

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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby jim4flyn on Tue May 11, 2010 11:54 pm

I sent an e-mail inquiry to the Louisville FSDO asking them to point me to the correct contact at the FAA. We will see what they reply back with.

Jon, do you think we should use this thread to get ideas for the Waiver request and 5 choices for the 5 suggested three-letter identifiers, and telephony designators or start new ones?

I will look back through the flights marked as completed to see if I can guesstimate some basic numbers.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby jim4flyn on Wed May 12, 2010 12:48 am

I did a quick estimate from the done board for the flights marked done in April. I left out anything canceled or ground transport. I counted each each leg as a flight if multiple legs were indicated some way in the "Done" post and all others as 1 flight. Not sure how accurate the done posts are (or my counting is), but the number I came up with for April is 80 flights. Might be useful to do this for another month or two to come up with some numbers.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby traunero on Wed May 12, 2010 2:38 am

There are a lot more flights being completed than what is listed in the "Done" category here. Almost all of my flights start out as request threads, there are a few responses, then it gravitates to private message or e-mail, and nothing more is posted in the original thread.

I'm not really sure what having a special call sign will accomplish.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby Jon on Wed May 12, 2010 11:15 am

I cannot speak for all flights or geographic areas but I get a lot of clearances to cross 30 miles from my destination airport at 11,000. Typically the airport in question is around 1000 feet elevation so I need to lose 10,000 feet in 30 miles which means a serious power reduction to keep the speed and the rate of descent down, or a dive at about 180 knots and 1000 FPM. Neither is a good option because the first is hard on the engine, and the second option is just not an option if I encounter any clouds or bumps. I am way above a safe speed for turbulence.

I explain I have animals on board and even though I am pressurized me and the animals like a slow easy descent and having our own call sign signals to the controllers we have tender ears on board. The most important reason however is that other pilots will hear the call sign and start thinking about volunteering, and we really need more pilots.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby flyingkitty on Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:47 am

I like the idea. I think "Paws" is simple and to the point. I hope this gains some traction.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby ShepherdDad on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:26 am

I just completed another flight today. Nine Labs in an RV-6A. I use flight following. I hear call signs such as Cactus, Ribeye and others. I had plenty of time to think (scary) and also pondered about a call sign. PAWS seems reasonable.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby MelStL on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:45 pm

Has there been any more official movement on this?
Just curious if it ever went through.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby bobby3 on Fri May 13, 2011 6:34 am

MelStL wrote:Has there been any more official movement on this?
Just curious if it ever went through.



Same question. I liked bow-wow!!
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby RickG on Fri May 13, 2011 11:40 am

You may want to review the post New FAA Call Sign For Animal Rescue Flights (issued in Nov 2009) on the ARF message board for details and instructions how to use with IFR flight plans / VFR flight following.

http://www.meetup.com/aviation-95/messages/boards/thread/8073729

Not certain if it is organization specific or generic like Angel Flight.
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Re: Official FAA Callsign

Postby jlspence on Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:57 pm

The way I read that was that it was intended to be specific to ARF.
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