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Old 26th Mar 2020, 08:25
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"Lima" was the callsign of the BAC One-Eleven test pilots at Hurn. The number was individual to each pilot.
Chuck Thrower, Dinty Moores, Alan Smith, Dave Glazer, (or was it Peter Glazer?), are some who come to mind.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:40
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Interesting, did the VC10 test pilots at Wisley use a similar set up? Any idea what that callsign could have been?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 12:58
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Sorry I don't know. I was only at Hurn with BAC, '69 to '73.
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Old 31st May 2020, 21:08
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Ref:- 3M Co Gulfstream 2's. N23M, N33M etc. These were regular in the UK for many years. I have a vague recollection that they used the callsign "Mining" followed by the first number of the registration i.e. Mining 2, Mining 3 etc. Anyone confirm (or otherwise). MTIA.
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Old 31st May 2020, 22:08
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Originally Posted by cj241101 View Post
Ref:- 3M Co Gulfstream 2's. N23M, N33M etc. These were regular in the UK for many years. I have a vague recollection that they used the callsign "Mining" followed by the first number of the registration i.e. Mining 2, Mining 3 etc. Anyone confirm (or otherwise). MTIA.
Yes, that's correct. 3M started out as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 10:11
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Originally Posted by Liffy 1M View Post
Yes, that's correct. 3M started out as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.
Thanks for the quick reply, wasn't sure if my memory chips were still working properly!
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 07:05
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Ascot is used by All RAF transport aircraft when route flying.
Hong Kong Airlines cargo operation uses the callsign "Mascot". Having flown under the Ascot callsign for many hours, it makes my ears prick up whenever I hear it.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 20:04
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Ascot is used by All RAF transport aircraft when route flying.
Air Support Command Operational Traffic by any chance ?
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 21:18
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ASC Operational Task, I think
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