I have a question for pilots about how you say your callsign when talking to ATC? Do you say N930IF or 930IF but without the N?
Not a pilot, but I believe it would be November 9 3 0 India Foxtrot.
Helicopter 129 November Bravo
Cessna 267 Bravo Gulf
Douglas Delta 3 Charlie
Beaver 3 5 Lima
OR If you have an actual call sign you can hear
Slight correction. 9er
In canada on initial check in youd have the check in with type and full registration. After that atc/pilots usually use the last 3 of the registration (as long as its a civil ident, commercial airliners use full callsign)
This always confused me, how come they say 9er? Did it just kind of integrate into “Pilot speak”?
It’s radio Etiquette
I believe it would be November 9er 3 0 Indigo Foxtrot on initial call, but just 0 Indigo Foxtrot on other radio calls. At least that’s what I learned from my first flight lesson last week
- 1st check in with atc - 930 INDIA FOXTROT
- Comms with the same atc personal 0 INDIA FOXTROT
Checking with a new segment repeat 1.
I am not one of those who say 9er or 3- tree. Never was really trained that way and have yet to be corrected. But absolutely nothing wrong in saying that.
Pray tell me my rotor head friend when did “Like” slip into the phonetic alphabet vice “Lima”, like, “Beaver 3 5 Lima Lima”? LOL
I have no idea why I typed like… Probably since I’m doing an after action report from a drill we did yesterday and had write things we liked and didn’t like… Facepalm
@RotorGuy… “Who lov’s ya Baby” “Warm Regards”. Max
Say “nine.” Now say “five.” Now imagine hearing each of those garbled through a radio. It’s to make sure pilots and ATC can hear the difference.
They say 9er because that is the aviation phonetic for 9. Saying 9er eliminates confusion with other letters or numbers.
@NathanD … Google is your friends…
Callsigns > Tail numbers 😜
Yeah, yesterday over CO I heard Happy 5. Clearly military, but we never get cool names like that.
@Thunder same here. Anyway, when you first check in with ATC, you use the entire callsign. After that, you can abbreviate it.
A friend of mine has a callsign for his 152 It’s Harambe 1 he has the paper work to prove it also
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