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SIG600

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I was on my way to Central America and over heard a military call sign checking in with CENAMER Control, checked in at Angels 600 or something and sounded like he was forcing his voice through an oxygen mask? This was on VHF.

Angels is used mainly by Navy guys, wonder where that guy started out.


As for the UHF/VHF, anytime I go cross country I usually use VHF freq's. Two reasons. One, it gives me something to listen too and break up the boredom, and two, it can be a good SA builder. Especially in the terminal area.
 

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Angels is used mainly by Navy guys, wonder where that guy started out.
In the 90's, when I was trying to get a research pilot job at Ellington, most of the pilots I met there had Navy/Marine backgrounds.
 

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Angels is Standard

Angels is used mainly by Navy guys, wonder where that guy started out.
Actually angels is DOD standard military brevity code for altitude and has been around forever. Very common in any branch of mil and is used quite extensively, especially between GCI and AWACs controllers and whoever they are controlling. Has nothing to do with being Navy. (I know you are Navy now and I'm not implying you don't know what angels is/are.)
 
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Actually angels is DOD standard military brevity code for altitude and has been around forever.
Angels: height of friendly aircraft in thousands of feet.
Cherubs: height of friendly aircraft in hundreds of feet.
Source: Multi-service Brevity Codes.
 

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Actually angels is DOD standard military brevity code for altitude and has been around forever. Very common in any branch of mil and is used quite extensively, especially between GCI and AWACs controllers and whoever they are controlling. Has nothing to do with being Navy. (I know you are Navy now and I'm not implying you don't know what angels is/are.)

I knew it was an ALSA term, I've just never heard AF guys use it before.
 

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