Canadian Callsigns

StuSEL

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How do you guys pronounce Canadian registrations on the frequency? I've heard it a few different ways.

C-GXGC "Charlie Golf Xray Golf Charlie"

or

C-GXGC "Canadian Golf Xray Golf Charlie"

or

C-GXGC "Citation Golf Xray Golf Charlie"

What about abbreviated callsigns? Is Charlie/Canadian/Citation Xray Golf Charlie appropriate?
 

NovemberEcho

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I always did it the first way, at least on initial contact, but if the pilot used an abbreviated call sign then I would abbreviate it the same way he did.
 

SouthBeachLivin

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"CG" is the same as "N"... Initial call I'd say "Charlie Golf Xray Golf Charlie"... then afterwards I'd usually say "Lear Xray Golf Charlie" or "Falcon Xray Golf Charlie"
 

mbalunda

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I just use the actual letters, it's somewhere in the .65 that you don't have to use the phonetic pronunciation for foreign registered aircraft. CGPOT becomes C G P O T instead of Charlie golf papa Oscar Tango.
 

StuSEL

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I just use the actual letters, it's somewhere in the .65 that you don't have to use the phonetic pronunciation for foreign registered aircraft. CGPOT becomes C G P O T instead of Charlie golf papa Oscar Tango.
Found it, thanks!

b. Foreign registry. State one of the following:
1. Civil. State the aircraft type or the manufacturer's name followed by the letters/numbers of the aircraft registration, or state the letters or digits of the aircraft registration or call sign.
EXAMPLE-
“Stationair F-L-R-B.”
“C-F-L-R-B.”

NOTE-
Letters may be spoken individually or phonetically.

Does anyone else say "Canadian" instead of "Charlie" or "C," or is that just the one facility I am familiar with?
 

choppy777

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I just use the actual letters, it's somewhere in the .65 that you don't have to use the phonetic pronunciation for foreign registered aircraft. CGPOT becomes C G P O T instead of Charlie golf papa Oscar Tango.
Haha, CGPOT came into the FBO I used to work at all time. Nice guys, eh?
 

scope dope

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I just use the actual letters, it's somewhere in the .65 that you don't have to use the phonetic pronunciation for foreign registered aircraft. CGPOT becomes C G P O T instead of Charlie golf papa Oscar Tango.
Correct. I do it too and I'm one of very few.
 

Stinger

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I just use the actual letters, it's somewhere in the .65 that you don't have to use the phonetic pronunciation for foreign registered aircraft. CGPOT becomes C G P O T instead of Charlie golf papa Oscar Tango.
I rarely do that. If the pilot was to call up saying the letters like that, I'd be doing it more often. But at least for me, they always call up with the phonetic letters.