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Offline athaker

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Re: Why Citrus and not Airtran ?
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2007, 10:25:40 PM »
[sarcasm]Hopefully this name problem wasn't a cause for their decision to absorb US Air and change the name to US Airways.[/sarcasm]



Could it also be that the Cactus and US Air planes have different liveries still?  It'd make it easier for other airliners to understand ATC controls when they get sequenced behind a "USAir" painted like a USAir than like a "Cactus", and vice verse.    (Kind of like you still hear pilots told to follow the Song colors).


As with Delta, I agree that history as something to do with it:

They've been around since 1928 (thanks wikipedia), so they were probably calling themselves "Delta" over the radio long before the IATA formed the first form of the military alphabet we know today (proposed on 1951, implemented in 1956, universally used by 1959, thanks again wikipedia).  Plus who knows when airports got so complicated and busy that specific taxiway instructions needed to be given on the ground using alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, etc.? (someone write a wiki if you know :) ...)

Offline flyflorida2001

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Re: Why Citrus and not Airtran ?
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2007, 05:59:18 PM »
New to the forum.  I fly for Shuttle America.

ShuttleCraft had to go because certain Centers (not to name names...Washington) were ofter dropping the "Craft" for us and the the "Air" in Air Shuttle (Mesa) and just calling us both Shuttle...caused some confusion.

Crossroads was next and was the offical callsign for about 36 hours but was recalled due to confusion with "Cross XXXXX at FL230".

Mercury was chosen by our director of operations becuase he is a big amateur astronomy buff and the FAA wouldn't approve Apollo so he went with Mercury.


Offline davolijj

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Re: Why Citrus and not Airtran ?
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2007, 10:07:23 PM »
not a big fan....now it sounds too much like "American."

Also, has anyone noticed Gateway (GJS) has changed to "Lindburgh" because it was apparently being confused with "Getaway."  Again, not a fan.
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Offline airdale39

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Re: Why Citrus and not Airtran ?
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2007, 07:02:32 PM »
What airline is called "Company".
                         Thanks  Ron

Offline tyketto

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Re: Why Citrus and not Airtran ?
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2007, 07:06:26 PM »
What airline is called "Company".
                         Thanks  Ron

the same company as the airline ATC is talking to. It's referring to the same company as aircraft in question. E.g., Southwest jet told to look for another Southwest jet.

BL.

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Re: Why Citrus and not Airtran ?
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2007, 07:31:57 PM »
Thanks BL