Questions tagged [call-sign]

Questions about the callsigns that aircraft use to identify themselves when communicating over the radio or other systems.

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How do you reconcile an airline flight number with an ADS-B record, is this possible?

If you go look at arriving flights at an airport, you'll see something like "American Airlines Flight 224." How do you cross reference that ADS-B flight data? Is this possible? Seems like there's ...
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Is there a specific reason Delta Airlines is allowed to have a call sign that's also code word in the NATO phonetic alphabet?

This is a followup to Is there any specific reason why Delta Air Lines doesn't have its own callsign? I was... "helpfully" informed that, um, actually, Delta Airlines does have its own callsign, it's "...
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What does an XXXX ident mean?

A couple of guys who I met online yesterday claim to have been in the military. One of them was tracking flights earlier and saw a plane with a callsign of XXXX. He said that this was very bad and is ...
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Is there a minimum amount of time an airline has to leave between using two identical callsigns?

Does anyone know if there is a minimum time that an airline has to leave before reusing the same callsign? I have noticed that airlines reuse callsigns, they usually leave a day or two between ...