Author Topic: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN  (Read 11014 times)

Offline laylow

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Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« on: September 06, 2008, 10:15:07 AM »
Maybe we should have one big thread of these clips...
Also, this is my first time posting a clip.  Thank you, to who ever is running the SAN feed.  I've been waiting for that for a long time.  I like far enough away from the airport that I can't hear the tower at all.



Offline cessna157

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 04:10:54 PM »
Tookoff out of BOS this morning at about 940 and tower and UsScare/Cactii had a little conversation how they both hate it.
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Offline NY Z Pilot

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 03:49:21 PM »
i still like useless air.

Offline Acey

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 01:14:08 AM »
I'd assume it's more likely to be the West pilots that will have reactions like this.

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 11:26:00 PM »
pilot seemed a little ticked, but maybe it was sarcasm.
If black boxes survive air crashes — why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

Offline jdfmoc

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 11:42:36 PM »
To the defense of both, as a controller we look at a USAIR paint scheme, and USA identifier have to call it cactus, but for traffic calls and so on its a usa air. To pilots defense so im told their paper work all says us air.... There is no end to this for the foreseeable future.

Offline Hollis

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 12:47:40 PM »
Hard to break old habits.
PHL controller just couldn't seem to.

Offline tyketto

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 02:02:27 PM »
Hard to break old habits.
PHL controller just couldn't seem to.

It must just be me then, or those who work at KLAS. It's easy there just to call them all Cactus, because during their night ops when most of AWE/USA's flights go out, they had to use both, even when the Cactus flights were in AWE colours.

How is it coming along at PHX?

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Offline Acey

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 09:06:59 PM »
There is no end to this for the foreseeable future.

...until their ICAO code changes to AWE on 9/19. That will help significantly.

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 06:23:02 AM »
WE only hope, its been a week in a half how many hours and the pilots still cant figure out who they are. im going to refer to them as uscactusair. Eagle flight just recently went to using 4 digit numbers thats another mess... Got to love whoever is changing this stuff.

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 09:02:02 AM »
...until their ICAO code changes to AWE on 9/19. That will help significantly.

The code change will certainly alert ATC in Europe... hope it doesn't confuse too many.

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Re: Yet another Cactus mess up, this time at SAN
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2008, 11:06:14 PM »
Clip attached, this time at YYZ.