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ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by GOOSE » Mon May 03, 2010 1:54 pm

In order to prevent confusion and to ease understanding of posts, please be aware of the following amendment to Fighter Control rules.

The use of ICAO and IATA codes purely as a means of identifying a location is now formally not allowed.

Those who wish to include ICAO and IATA codes along with airfield names please feel free, but as previously stated, the name of the airfield must be included first.

Fighter Control staff would ideally like you to use full airfield names at all times rather than just Cby or Lossie. However obviously Tacan beacon identifiers can still be used in the monitoring section as part of an airway but not the airfield itself.

This ensures everyone is using the same standard and prevents confusion.

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by GOOSE » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:23 pm

And a further bump on this. Please be careful and make sure that your posts are understandable to all.

Cheers. :)

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by jem60 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:24 am

Many thanks for that!!. Despite all my interesting years around aviation, I have always had to rack my ageing brains as to which was BOH EGSS etc., Cheers.

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by gary1701 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:20 am

Gents,

Can there be a reminder about this again please, as it apppears to be coming back in various posts I've noticed recently. Several posts have a question asking where the poster means but perhaps a reminder by the staff that they shouldn't be doing it at all ought to be posted on the thread in question? It really cannot be beyond the abilities of people posting to type in the name of an airfield surely?

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by Mike » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:42 am

gary1701 wrote:Gents,

Can there be a reminder about this again please, as it apppears to be coming back in various posts I've noticed recently. Several posts have a question asking where the poster means but perhaps a reminder by the staff that they shouldn't be doing it at all ought to be posted on the thread in question? It really cannot be beyond the abilities of people posting to type in the name of an airfield surely?

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Well said Gary - after all it only takes about 3 seconds longer to type the airfield name instead and also saves members having to google it.

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by RichC » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:06 pm

Can we have the same regarding serials please?
It doesn't take much to write down the name of an aircraft either. Keep having to google serial numbers just to get the type of aircraft!
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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by EGVP » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:25 pm

Can we have the same for frequencies then please? :whistle:

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by MikeB » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:48 pm

ChrisGlobe wrote:Can we have the same for frequencies then please? :whistle:
I think this covers it, kindly written by Rich: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by onemac » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:47 pm

MikeB wrote:I think this covers it, kindly written by Rich: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by paddyboy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:52 pm

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by Mike » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:56 pm

It sounds like the thread has been moved into the Staff section - that's the only section that normal members don't have the permission to access.

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by Gary » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:18 pm

I've had a look, the original post and it was made by a former staff member who no longer is a member of the forum. I'm guessing it was moved while a new one could be drawn up
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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by Thunderbolt II » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:30 pm

This issue has been rearing it's ugly head again. I sometimes want to point the rule out to posters, but I don't want to seem ungrateful or pedantic. It is the rule, though, and googling codes constantly can be tiresome, especially when the actual airfield name is only a couple of characters longer!

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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by venom » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:30 pm

I for one havnt got a clues where some of these places are
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Re: ICAO / IATA Codes and Airfield names

Post by slogen51 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Some are famous amongst spotters for example EGPK , EGUL EGUN EGLL

But rules is rules so I don't mind typing Prestwick Lakenheath Mildenhall London Heathrow

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