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WFPL Radio: What It’s Like to Be a UPS Pilot

AeroSavvy - WFPL Interview

Capt. Ken Hoke and WFPL reporter Rick Howlett in a UPS 767 – Photo: Jim Mayer

In March 2017, I was invited by WFPL News (Louisville’s NPR affiliate) to talk about what it’s like to be a pilot for Big Brown. Here’s the interview…

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Top 10 Coolest Airline Call Signs!

Top 10 Airline Call Signs

When pilots and air traffic controllers communicate on the radio, the airline’s call sign is always used along with the flight number; ex: “Delta 135.”  This helps assure our communications are clear.

Airlines began using call signs back in the 1930’s.  Most carriers use their name as their call sign. Delta uses “Delta,” Singapore Airlines is “Singapore,” Southwest is “Southwest.” Occasionally, airlines will use some creativity when selecting a call sign. Here are AeroSavvy’s Top 10 Coolest Airline Call Signs

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