This call sign made me quit controlling KLAX

It was a lovely night at KLAX and I was controlling the tower when a fellow came with this call sign “Southwest 5555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555556272635267182827353258182715355353535353535353535353257118635362819191928363567199182635363 Flight of 5” This gentleman would keep requesting the same thing just to clog the system. This was worse than pilots disobeying orders. It took the intercom woman at least a minute every time he requested something which was quite a few times. I tried to just ignore him but as I did he kept coming back with longer and longer call signs. I know there have been topics like this discussed, but this… I just had to share this. Isn’t there a 9 letter limit?image

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lol I thought call sign could be maximum of 9 letter.

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WTF!? I think what this idiot did was type all those numbers in to the ID number after entering southwest. If only we could ghost in the playground.

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Had this a few hours before too ,must have been the same pilot!
As soon as he called for take off , tower ghosted him but his callsign ran on for atleast 3 mins

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Jesus christ it really must have wanted to mess around with you guys if it bothered to type a callsign that long…

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(@Carson) Pray tell did you get his full ID. If not please go back to the tape/log and identify him/her with full particulars here. He needs a visit to the office! I’ve noted a few self generated Call Signs which stretch well past the character limit in the self generator. Don’t know how they bypass the fence. I tryed it just to see if it could but was not successful. This is a program fix, suggest you move this to “Bugs”. Mad Max Sends

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5,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,555,556,272,635,267,182,827,353,258,182,715,355,353,535,353,535,353,535,353,257,118,635,362,819,191,928,363,567,199,182,635,363
Even KLM wouldn’t have this flight until the year 20152015. It is THAT astronomical times 10^8478735895746718734.

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We know how annoying this is. Please dont post these, takes an hour to read :joy: @El_Alex

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Just speculating on astronomical flight numbers.

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@Carson & @Maxmustang…this willful & deliberate act from this (s.o.b) needs the full weight of punishment from the Admin & Devs. Clearly as you send Max that people are looking for ways to “jump the fence”…sorry that the fence isn’t electrical…but loop wholes need to be looked into as well.

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@Jack_ RETURN TO PARKING… The Playground ATC Hammer’
Mad Max Sends

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@jack_ thats not a terible idea , maybe a reporting system and after a certain number of reports a pilot is ghosted for ____ hours or minutes

They were just on at Sydney International on the ATC Playground server. I left because it was just annoying, I tried finding the player to report it, but I couldn’t find it on radar, so I took a screenshot of what it said on the top bar (note it is not the pilot that is on the screenshot). image

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Next time when you guys see any crazy call sign, post it in IFFG. Let the advanced controller ghost them.

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There are Advanced controllers on the forum too. :blush:

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Lol the sarcasm here is so high :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :joy:.

Long live the DC-9!

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