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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Glenn Campbell, Las Vegas) Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 17:55:32 -0800 Subject: Re: Federal prisoner "Con Air" flights may use the "Janet" name [Grand Master radio interceptor Steve Douglass responds to the Con Air message at http://www.ufomind.com/area51/list/1996/dec/1996/v096n031.html] From: Steve1957@aol.com Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 13:40:15 -0500 (EST) To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Federal prisoner "Con Air" flights may use the "Janet" name I too have heard "JANET" used by other federal aircraft. As you know Pantex is located just a few miles from Amarillo. On many occasions I have watched as unmarked 737s have flown into the local airport, callsign "ENERGY" denoting a DOE flight. However on more than one occasion I have heard departing ENERGY aircraft change their call to JANET+#. It's interesting to note that when the change took place I monitored these ENERGY flights filing a flight plan (on 255.400 MHz military to FAA) from Amarillo to NTS (Nevada test Site?) direct. Also HEAVY doesn't only denote how much runway an aircraft needs to use. It also denotes the FAA regulations for in-flight spacing between aircraft. This was established to reduce the chances of a small aircraft being caught in a "heavy" aircraft's wake turbulance. However, in your case it might be being "misused" to keep other aircraft away from a CON Air flight for security reasons. This way the JANET HEAVY can let air traffic controllers know that other aircraft aren't allowed too get to close which I guess would be a contigency against a (jail?) plane break. -Steve
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