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Old 04-26-2012, 03:59 PM
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During pink month, I flew with a guy who constantly and ardently tried convince me that cancer was an epidemic caused by poor habits. Little did he know that I had just lost my own grandfather and that my father had been diagnosed two days before.

Hints didn't work, it became a quiet four-day...
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:11 PM
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Those that use their call sign in the plural, Deltas XXXX or Continentals XXXX. What are you? A flight of 2?
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:32 PM
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Maybe possession/possessive. ESL challenged are we?

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by johnso29 View Post
What are you? A flight of 2?
when was the last time you heard the flight lead check in with a plural call sign?
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Originally Posted by scambo1 View Post
They were tools.
And you were jealous!


Tell you about a challenging situation, and how I handled it? Yes, Sir!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by cubguy View Post
What about the guy who talks singularly on the radio as if he's flying a Cessna. "I" want to climb to 350, "I" want to deviate 15 right. TOOL! Wouldn't a crew aircraft be "we"?

I can remember back in the eighties flying with a butt hole on the DC-9 when the controller asked how our ride was, he put his paper down, looked over his reading glasses and told me to tell him its smooth. Thanks for the instruction captain, I could have never figured that one out. BIG TOOL!
Ha ha I've had several FO's that when the controllers ask them how the ride is or "say flight conditions" they look over at me as if to give the answer. Guess your -9 CA was their CFI
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by More Bacon View Post
when was the last time you heard the flight lead check in with a plural call sign?
Couldn't tell you. I don't have a UHF radio, and even if they're transmitting on VHF I wouldn't know if they're military or not.
I wasn't implying this is something that a flight lead does, but I can see how it an be interpreted that way.

BTW, have you filled out your Alaska app yet?
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by johnso29 View Post
Those that use their call sign in the plural, Deltas XXXX or Continentals XXXX. What are you? A flight of 2?
Originally Posted by Gunga Galunga View Post
since it's happened a lot on this recent 4 day -
anyone who makes their call sign plural (e.g. Delta --> Delta's, and sadly I've heard "acey's"). And an ATC nomination for that really surly guy works ATL ground/tower.
It's not plural, it is possessive 's.
I am pretty sure they mean Delta's not Deltas. Since they belong to Delta Air Lines.
Just my guess.

Ex. The boy's basketball.

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by DCA A321 FO View Post
Maybe possession/possessive. ESL challenged are we?
Originally Posted by Lifeisgood View Post
I am pretty sure they mean Delta's not Deltas. Since they belong to Delta Air Lines.
Just my guess.
Maybe, but I still don't like it. Guess that makes me a tool!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by johnso29 View Post
Maybe, but I still don't like it. Guess that makes me a tool!
Not at all. It sure doesn't say "super tool callsigns allowed for mainline carriers" in the AIM.

Delta One-Twenty-Three Heavy.

Cactus Twelve-Forty.

Etc. None of this stupid 's stuff.
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