Some love it, some hate it, but we've all heard it - that's right, pilots meowing on guard frequency (121.5).
When did it start? Does (or did) it represent something?
Does ATC ever do it?
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“Meow” is a reference to a well known movie trope from the US mindless 2001 comedy from the improvisational comedy troupe, Broken Lizard Production, called Super Troopers. In the film, the main characters are Vermont State Highway Patrol law enforcement officers who play games and pranks to break up the monotony of patrolling a very rural area. The same trope is repeated in the 2018 sequel, Super Troopers 2.
After the movie premiered, law enforcement officers would often mimic the characters in the movie amongst themselves. It is extremely rare that a police officer would do this with the general public. It would be a matter of professionalism.
I would hazard a guess that ATC controllers conduct themselves according to a similar professional standard and decorum. Any utterance of “meow” on frequency is more likely to come from a General Aviation pilot.