Airport name on CTAF

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    My local field has three seemingly interchangeable names, Henry County, Tara Field and Speedway. All are used. Initially it bothered me but it seems to work. I think it is worth noting a visitor would only use and (more dangerously, only know) the name on the sectional/foreflight.
     
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    I just use the name thats broadcasted at the start of the field's AWOS.

    Sectional charts are so 2000.
     
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    I just checked KSTS ATIS. "Santa Rosa Tower Information Golf..."

    Right on!

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    I notice that PLU says "Puyallup" on the IFR chart, but not on the sectional.

    There's a pronunciation that ought to blow their minds! :D
     
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    "Doo-shane"?
     
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    Given that
    "Downtown" is what is listed in the Chart Supplement for communicating with the tower at CPS.
     
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    I believe so. Or perhaps Du-Shane. Depending on the person. They say “mountain” funny around here also along with a few other things.

    Here’s a guide to 20 utah words if you are bored. Some are common like the creek/crick thing.
     
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    Years ago the bound edition of the NOS approach plates organized the airports by airport name, not city. One time I was looking for the approach for Fox Field (WJF) in Lancaster CA. It wasn't under 'L' for Lancaster; nor 'F' for Fox, nor 'W' for William J. Fox Field.

    It was under 'G'.

    ... For General William J. Fox Airfield, thankyouverymuch.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    That's "Thun Field" (or Pierce County). Folks from the south do seem to get a kick out of "Poo y'all up" though.
     
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    nope

    “Mustang Beach traffic”
     
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    With my southern drawl it doesn't matter, y'all ain't understanding me anyways

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    It is indeed "Howston." I've got a friend who's based there. And it certainly does sound weird for us out-of-towners!
     
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    I've spent time in SoHo. That's how they pronounce Houston Street in Manhattan.
     
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    On a totally different frequency and never as a CTAF...

    Funny you mentioned that "It pays to actually read the Chart Supplement before you fly to any airport for the first time." when what you really should have said was ""It pays to actually read the Chart Supplement every time before you fly to any airport." :p

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    It started as an over reach by the city (the same city that has effectively outlawed independent flight instructors by enforcing an 60+ year old city ordanance that does not allow anyone to do business on the airport unless you have a physical business on the airport property) and has apparently be codified into quasi-regulation by being published in the Chart Supplement.
     
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    Reminds me of putting a destination "address" into a European automotive GPS.
     
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    Brings to mind a maddening conversation I had with a jackass sheriff's dispatcher in Minnesota. I was trying to make a report in person about an incident that happened near Bakus. This jackass kept pretending that he did not understand what (where) I was talking about, even though it was a town less than 20 miles away from where we were at the time.

    My "mistake" was that I was pronouncing it "Baw-cuss". It was not until about 15 minutes in the jackass finally said, "Ohhhh.... You mean BACK-us..."

    Did I mention he was a jackass?
     
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    Wouldn't that be pronounced "jack-us"? ;)
     
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    Literally LoL. Thank you. :D
     
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    I believe approach did indeed tell me to call "st louis downtown tower".

    Besides being a mouthful, it also sounds a bit pretentious, for an airport located in the hard-scrabble town of Cahokia Illinois, home of tattoo parlors and paycheck lending shops.

    If I could call it as I please, I would call it Cahokia.
     
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    South County Airport (E16 - Southeast of San Jose, CA) had its name changed to San Martin. Some of us still call it South County on occasion.
     
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    That would be my guess as well.
     
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    Whoever named it must've been from NYC.
     
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    And it used to be Q99.
     
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    I want to build an airport. I will call it, ''Hoof Hearted Airport''.

    There should be some interesting pronunciations for those who speak too fast on the radio.....
     
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    I'll answer ya on CTAF.... even though I'm not unicom. I'd just click the mic and say

    IT WAS ME!!! :eek:

     
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    It is always fun to listen to non-locals try to spit that out. Most just say Pierce County or Thun Field to make it easy.
     
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    Yep, the Port A/Rockport thing didn't make sense at all. I figured he meant "Aransas Co.", which would make sense to be "Rockport Traffic" since it's in Rockport.
     
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    I can imagine.

    It's a good thing there's no Geoduck Airport.
     
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    If I ever have enough land to build a small airstrip I'm going to use that name, thank you for the idea! This state has places like Hukelchuck, Humptulips and Pend Oreille and I always get a chuckle out of listening to visitors.
     
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    That's why they should start very transmission with "And..."
     
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    Or, just as bad...maybe worse...those who don't end their transmission with a repeat of the airfield name.
     
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    You would have a LOT of fun flying along the Na Pali coast on Kauai.... All the tour operators are making postition reports that, even after seven years in the islands, I could not understand at all. I stayed up at 4000 feet and let them have their fun down low. :D
     
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    I still call it Hoqium when I fly in there. Nobody has ever complained. Now, with Lana's no longer on the field there's no reason to go there. My weight and balance appreciate that.

    You shouldn't give away the secret of Sequim. :p

    I remember a number of years ago renting a car in Germany that had all the GPS instructions, including the spoken ones, in German. Fortunately I could remember enough high school German (from the late 1960s) to use it, but it was a challenge.

    Back to local names. How do you out of state people pronounce the name of KYKM? :D
     
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    I would be happy to fly around that area and kill the pronunciation of those places.
     
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    I was stationed in Germany and had a HS education of the language with a Swedish Grandma that forgot English after a stroke. The two are close enough that I could understand her but the more I learned of either language, the more confused I became with either.

    Sequim is funny but KYKM is where I spent the last few years of my Army time as a tanker and people kill that name... You can clearly identify the newly arrived from the natural Washingtonians...
     
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    And that is the reason that I never have gotten checked out and then flown solo in Hawaii. I just take the CFI along. They make great tour guides and can pronounce all those reporting points on the radio. I've been to Hawaii well over 20 times and I still would butcher them if I tried.
     
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