chopperman Posted November 6, 2009 Report Share Posted November 6, 2009 Every fall when we do our annual meeting with forestry (Alberta) we (Gemini) always ask that they go with numbers on the aircraft, and it has yet to happen... I have worked many big fires over the years and I have always found it easier and safer working in the provinces that use the numbers for the ident. It is a lot easier to remember a half a dozen or more numbers than registrations. Also in Ontario for example the numbers also have meaning as to whether it is a light or medium aircraft, even is a medium and odd is a light. I was on a fire where there were several registrations that were similar (yet all different operators) and with busy radio's it definately got confusing (I was flying EAP and working with EAT) they were constantly mixing us up. So I ask what are your thoughts, pro's and con's. And if you are a Alberta operator and go to the fall meeting at PFFC and agree please ask them to use numbers, maybe with enough operators asking they com around to it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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