5/19 Question Answer
The correct answer to the question was AAAAAAAA, which 67% of the community got correct! While it may seem that MH370 is offensive and disturbing in nature, we cannot tell if it is to pay respects to the flight or something similar to that. Therefore, the IFATC Manual states to take caution when dealing with airline incident callsigns. As for Wiggins Aiways 6969 Super, the number may seem offensive, but we must also think of other reasons why the number may be used. For example, June 9th, 1969 may be someone’s birthday, or there may be another reason why it is being used. The reason why AAAAAAAA can be ghosted is because it clogs up frequency and is considered a spam callsign. Therefore, if someone has that callsign in an IFATC-controlled airspace, you may receive a “please change callsign or you will be ghosted” message for this callsign, as well as other spam callsigns (ABCDEFGH or 11111111).
Thank you to the 64 that participated today!
You are inbound to a controlled airspace for landing with only a tower frequency active. When is it appropriate to call inbound?
- 50 miles out, 18000 feet AGL or below
- 100 miles out, cruise altitude or below
- 25 miles out, 10000 feet AGL or below
- 25 miles out, 15000 feet MSL or below