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Offline moto400ex

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Callsign question JFK
« on: September 24, 2007, 09:20:31 PM »
who uses the "pety"or something that sounds like that  call sign.  Im pretty sure they are helicopters



Offline Mark M

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 01:40:17 AM »
Moto,

Im thinking that you may be hearing 'PD' they are New York Police helicopters if im not mistaken, based either near or at Floyd Bennett field, happy to be corrected if this info is wrong.

Mark

Offline completelydeck

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 09:46:46 PM »
You are correct, Mark.  Those are helicopters checking into the JFK airspace using the call sign "P.D." (for Police Department) for daily assignments.


Offline moto400ex

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 03:21:05 PM »
Anyone know if its NYPD helicopters or state police? Or both???

Offline The Hoffspatcher

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 09:22:42 AM »
NYPD Aviation  Unit.
Ben Hoffman; BAv, ADX
Trust your Dispatcher!

Offline Casper87

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 10:01:14 AM »
Anyone ever come across any really f****d up callsigns before?

VDA - VOLGA-DNEPR  the Ruskies in there AN-124

Casp  8-)

Offline mkreilein

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 10:32:21 PM »
When I fly out of KSCH (Schenectady Co., NY), we routinely have to dodge...

Grey Wolf (I think it's wolf...might be "Fox"), which are the NY State Police aircraft (I THINK the ones that give you the tickets from the air on the freeways)

and

"Skier" for the Air National Guard C-130 cargo planes that are stationed there.  They have "coverings" that look like skis around the wheels.
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Offline rpd

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 11:25:06 PM »
Those "coverings" are skis.  They are the only unit in the USAF to fly missions to Antarctica and land on the ice.

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 08:17:09 AM »
Grey Wolf (I think it's wolf...might be "Fox"), which are the NY State Police aircraft (I THINK the ones that give you the tickets from the air on the freeways)

It should be Gray Rider.   That is the callsign used to the New York State Police helicopter that is based in Syracuse, NY, and the only "Gray..." listed in the FAA's telephony document that references the state police  (scroll down in this link to see it).
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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 10:48:10 PM »
They are Helicopters because there was only one telegraph line linking all railroad stations, there needed to be a way to address each one when sending a telegram.





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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2009, 07:03:04 AM »
Here's another KJFK callsign question.  There is an airline using A340s with the callsign of "Spring Bach."  Not sure if the spelling is correct, but that is what it sound like.  Any ideas?

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Offline Beantown

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2009, 07:32:30 AM »
The call sign is for South African Airways. "Springbok"

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2009, 12:25:35 PM »
The call sign is for South African Airways. "Springbok"

SAA, Ok. Thanks!
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Offline muhuskerfan32

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2009, 01:10:38 AM »
I'm kinda new to this but im really interested in ATC.
Can anybody give me some general terms and lingo used? i've listened to feeds long enough to pick up a few things but I could still use some help

thanks!! :mrgreen:

miko

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2009, 06:40:22 PM »
I'm kinda new to this but im really interested in ATC.
Can anybody give me some general terms and lingo used? i've listened to feeds long enough to pick up a few things but I could still use some help

thanks!! :mrgreen:

miko

Hi miko,

It's like a new language, but this would be a good place to begin.

http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/PCG/index.htm

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Offline muhuskerfan32

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Re: Callsign question JFK
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2009, 01:00:25 AM »
Thanks!!!!!