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    Default Call signs and tail numbers

    My number one choice of planes is the Baron 58.
    I have two other planes that hold the number two slot.
    All other planes hold the number three slot.
    It is easy to not pay the proper attention to the communication from tower to plane.
    Then you are left wandering “Was he talking to me?”
    I wanted a call sign and flight number that would be easy to confirm that it was really me that they are talking to.
    They string their words so close together that you sometimes can’t understand.
    After considering several numbers I picked the number “999”
    Spoken NINER, NINER, NINER.
    That number is easy to pick out among the chatter.
    The call sign was easy, BARON.
    “Baron Niner Niner Niner you are not cleared to land, leave the runway.”
    I now have a lot less “Was he talking to me?”
    What if I am flying my Bonanza or my Diamond 62?
    I have only two options.
    I can leave the call sign alone and fly a lie.
    I can pull up the customization menu and change it.
    It would be nice to have a call sign, tail number and flight number assigned to each plane.
    THAT CAN’T BE DONE.
    There have been many times that I had a problem that
    can’t be solved (in my mind).
    Then some smart guy from FlightSim.com or someone else responds to show me the error of my ways.
    VFRguy
    Last edited by VFRguy; 07-24-2021 at 08:43 PM.

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    “It would be nice to have a call sign, tail number and flight number assigned to each plane.
    THAT CAN’T BE DONE”

    Why not? Apart from it taking up valuable flying time, there’s nothing stopping you changing the callsign etc each time you choose a plane.

    By the way.. I think the ATC are always talking to you. You never hear them talking to other flight simmers anyway.

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    I made a flight up the east coast of Italy today.
    There was lots of chatter all the way up the coast.
    Very little of it was for me.

    I just thought that it would be nice if I did not have to change call signs every time I changed planes.
    I guess that a universal call sign would do the trick.
    Something like "FLIGHT 999"
    I had that one before and it sounded great.
    I will go back to it.
    I will forget about having a call sign that fits the plane.

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    I use my actual (amateur radio) callsign & the ATC often just call me Romeo Tango Alpha (rather than the full callsign) which I reckon is pretty realistic

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    I ½ favor my old call sign “FLIGHT 999”
    Trying to find the right replacement for “FLIGHT”
    Some may think this is a wast of time to discuss this topic.
    I might agree but I prefer to think of it as just one more building block in creating a better flying condition in this wonderful building called MSFS.
    How about “VFRGUY 999”?
    I think not.

    PS
    I quickly fired up my Beloved Baron to test the call sign VFRGUY 999.
    The guy spelled out the letters instead of pronouncing it.
    Understandable.

    I don't know.
    Last edited by VFRguy; 07-25-2021 at 11:17 AM.

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    Try Foxtrot (the letter F on it's own) instead of Flight, or Victor Foxtrot Romeo (VFR) instead of VFRGUY.
    I'm flying the BBS Islander in a Loganair livery (which I requested on flightsim.to) so I'm using LOGAN as my callsign which ATC actually says instead of Lima Oscar etc. For GA planes I use my replacement XBox gamertag G-BTAW for the Tail Number which ATC spells out as Golf Bravo etc.
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    That is a great looking Tiger.

    Interesting train of thought.
    With that in mind I should be able to come up with something I like.

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    My call sign is alfa-lima-oscar-hotel-alpha (ALOHA), which ATC will often abridge to "oscar-hotel-alpha," prefaced by whatever plane I'm flying--most often the Daher, but sometimes the Bonanza. So most often I hear "Daher oscar-hotel-alpha" do such and such. Works for me; I always know when they're talking to my co-pilot.
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    ALOHA
    That’s pretty cool.
    I have been flying around with “VFRGUY 999” all day.
    It’s starting to grow on me.
    At first I thought that I would not like it. Not now.
    ATC pronounces the letters V F R G U Y followed by NINER NINER NINER.
    I like the sound of that.
    Unless something better comes along I will stick with this.



    PS
    Fighter pilots have best Call Signs.
    Last edited by VFRguy; 07-25-2021 at 11:53 PM.

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    In real life, if you fly comercisl your call sign will always be the airline followed by de flight number (ie, United123) and in GA the callsign will be your tail number though you have to keep in mind that controller may shorten it if there is a traffic overload. It may happen more often with ATC than with Approach or Radar.
    Safe landings.
    Last edited by bjl345; 07-26-2021 at 03:34 AM. Reason: words mispelling

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