"Tyson 08" - callsign for Obama's 752


#1

I was at GRR this a.m. and saw Obama’s 752 depart GRR for LAN. The callsign was “Tyson 08,” which surprised me since it’s a North American bird and used to operate under the call-sign “North American 1” (NAO1)

The crew even made a brief mistake when contacting departure control- “North American… er… Tyson 08 with you out of 17 hundred for 4 thousand runway heading.”

Anyone have any idea where “Tyson” came from? I understand the “08”.


#2

Tyson foods? Big supporters of the Democratic party (see donations to Billary)


#3

Tyson has been identified as a Secret Service call sign. All of the candidates, including the vices are using them now.


#4

yup when Palin came in to PGV yesterday and left she used “Tyson 139” or something similar to that number.

On a side note, one of our based aircraft came back and jokingly asked “So when is Air Force 2 leaving?” When I went down to put him in the hanger I told him not to get too cocky about the election yet lol :unamused:


#5

You should have told them when Biden left.


#6

What is the actual tail number they use so I can track flights?