Military flight showing up?


#1

Why would this show up? Shouldn’t it be blocked?

If you click it you get the:

FlightAware couldn’t find N055146 just yet.

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#2

My guess it that is was the " Spirit of Hawaii ". Filed its flight plan using its serial number 05-5139 - 5146. Flightaware would have attached the " N " to the beginning as default.

Must have been a fluke and made it through the system.

http://military.honoluluadvertiser.com/images/c17_b.jpg

link to pic " Spirit of Hawaii "

airliners.net/photo/USA—Ai … 1201620/M/


#3

At first, I thought it might have been Boeing flight testing a C17 but Lancasterperch’s comments make more sense, especially after I checked LAS for the departure of this flight.


#4

Thats what I was thinking, I already got a shot of a sister HH C-17:

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/middle/0/4/6/1284640.jpg


#5

Blame the goon filing the fpln. S/he’s put the reg in the ARCID field, and to top it off has added an N to it as well. If I recall correctly from a convo with my FAA contact a while ago, the US fpln system won’t accept ARCIDs starting with a digit so I reckon what’s probably happened is that the system has returned the filed plan back to the originator as an error (because it starts with a digit) and the person has simply stuck an N on the front and resent it.

It most certainly won’t have flown using that as callsign, I can tell you that. In all likelihood it would have been either RCH5146 or a tactical type callsign like ETHYL 71 for example. And yes I do know that is a KC135 callsign before someone says… :smiley:


#6

Maybe the ‘goon’ is a FA member?

Is there a place to find the common call signs? It seems that each group (squadron/wing or whatever) has their own names. McChord uses stuff like Sonic, Chinook and Cascade.


#7

There’s several sites that give military call signs. Use this Google search to find one that you like.


#8

:confused: :confused:


#9

I don’t see any links on your Googls search which answer my question. As if I didn’t Google it before asking the question in the first place.


#10

You seem confused. Maybe the ‘goon’ (A goofy person or a synonym for thug) as you called the American service person and/or civilian contractor, is a member of FlightAware and they wanted to see the flight show up on here.


#11

5th item down when I did the search: geocities.com/capecanaveral/ … lsgns.html
17th entry down: milaircomms.com/mil_callsigns.html
1st entry: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign (when this page opens, hit the “end” key on your keyboard and go to one of the external links)


#12

Here is another site that discusses call signs, etc.

designation-systems.net/usmi … names.html