My Call Sign Length Problem

Tried to change my call sign but was told call sign cannot exceed 8 characters but I see plenty of others with
call signs much longer than 8. Why is that?

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Yea and I see those with boxes too… Lol

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Welcome to the community! Are thes ‘longer’ callsigns like speedbird or Malaysia or a custom callsign? :-)

Are those callsigns airline callsigns?

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That’s what I’m thinking :-)

I just wanted my new call sign to be United 442. wouldn’t let me. But saw others using airline names and numbers even longer

You have to change it by pressing “Airline” and scrolling to find United.

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Go onto the callsign page and you will see 2 tabs on the left side press on the first tab and find united in the list

Yea and who in their right mind would want to type United 442 when you can choose the airline, type a number in and choose the suffix (Heavy, Super, Flight of nn, or nothing) lol

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The tab should be named airlines

great. thank you

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@The_simulation_nerd always is there to help :)

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Guess I’m not in my right mind. lol
Ive been flying for over a year and a half and reached level 4. Just haven’t had a chance to really learn some of the procedures

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Yeah I was totally just not there 😂😂

I’m assuming all of this can be done from my Ipad or ??

Your reason would make perfect sense! In the past people had more freedom with callsigns so no doubt you thought that IF is still the same in this area hahaha

Yes! Of course it can :-)

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Do you need me to help you?

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Thanks so much

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Welcome to the community, everyone can help you advance and enjoy IF more

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