Is there a "correct" call sign for the PA-28R?

Discussion in 'Change to my Frequency...' started by iamtheari, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Final Approach

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    Sec. 91.319

    Aircraft having experimental certificates: Operating limitations.

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    (d) Each person operating an aircraft that has an experimental certificate shall--
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    (3) Notify the control tower of the experimental nature of the aircraft when operating the aircraft into or out of airports with operating control towers.
     
  2. JohnAJohnson

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    I believe a Cardinal RG is a C77R.
     
  3. danhagan

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    If you fly a Tiger, the call up can get mangled many different ways (Tiger, Grumman or American). Problem with the last one is they'll say "American 360 turn heading blah blah blah" and you figure it's for an airliner ... only been called a Cheetah once.
     
  4. Pilawt

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    I was flying my Cheetah near Redding, California, several summers ago, while wildfires were being battled in the nearby mountains. Redding is a base for firefighting aircraft, and in those days, a number of exotic Grumman warbird types were being used. ATC was careful to ask me, "Say type Grumman ... "
     
  5. iamtheari

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    I don't get it. Is there a significant performance difference between these two?

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  6. Pilawt

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    Nah, more like this:

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  7. JustinD

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    The only difference is the top requires a tail dragger endorsement. Once airborne though they both handle the same and have the same takeoff, climb, cruise and landing performance
     
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    Well, seeing that the Grumman Avenger is a foam r/c model, yes!!
     
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  9. Velocity173

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    Cruise speeds might be similar but the Avenger climbs faster, flys further and goes much higher than a Tiger. Handling is two fisted vs light controls of a Tiger. They called it a "Turkey" for a reason.
     
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  10. Jmcmanna

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    I hate to disappoint, but in a world of 250-KT airplanes, ATC doesn't notice a 20-KT difference between an Arrow and an Archer, or a Skylane and Skyhawk. If someone calls themselves an Archer, I try to call them Archer, but on a busy sector, the strip says "P28A" and I know you're going to go about half-fast with regards to the jet traffic in the area. How pilots fly these airplanes varies just as much as the different types....how many pilots fly 100 knots to a 2-mile final and how many slow to 65 at the final approach fix? That is what ATC cares about.
     
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  11. Clark1961

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    I call the 'kota a kota because I don't want the controller thinking its a lowly cherokee (which it is of course).

    Murphey and I had this conversation on frequency with a Colorado Springs controller. There were three cherokees traveling from FTG to PUB for lunch and the controller actually mentioned something about the kota actually being a cherokee.