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Old 05-16-2019, 06:59 PM   #1  
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I heard a Cactus 2 call sign flying in the southest on Wed. Is someone using the old America West/US Air call sign again?
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I heard a Cactus 2 call sign flying in the southest on Wed. Is someone using the old America West/US Air call sign again?
Were near the South Pole?
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I heard a Cactus 2 call sign flying in the southest on Wed. Is someone using the old America West/US Air call sign again?
A military unit out of Carswell picked up the callsign.
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That was the call sign of the aircraft operating out of Guadalcanal in WWII. That was a hard fought battle for those fliers, a lot of aces were Cactus pilots. I would think that should be a retired call sign.
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Thought I heard it around DFW the last two days...then I thought I must just be hearing things.
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That was the call sign of the aircraft operating out of Guadalcanal in WWII. That was a hard fought battle for those fliers, a lot of aces were Cactus pilots. I would think that should be a retired call sign.
Was it the Cactus Air Force you mean? I never realized they used that callsign too. If so, I totally agree with you unless used by a military unit.
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