Call Sign Confusion
Harold Best Deveraux entertained readers with the gentle tale of how he flew the lovely old Miles Whitney Straight G-AFGK coast to coast across Canada and the USA, taking in a visit to Oshkosh.
There, having eventually sussed out that G-AFGK was not a Canadian registration, the Tower asked "Ho Golf Kilo... you guys swim across?"
At another airfield in California this exchange took place:
"Canadian Golf Kilo, you are cleared straight in."
"Fox Tower, Roger. We are Golf Golf Kilo -- British."
"Roger British Canadian Golf Kilo."
Pilot Magazine, July 2003, remembering the July 1978 edition.
Last updated: 30 July, 2003 13:18