UAA piloting program now has its own call sign

UAA and FAA leaders to host signing ceremony Nov. 7

Nov. 2, 2017

University of Alaska Anchorage piloting instructors and students now have their own call sign thanks to an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration. The agreement authorizes the university to use CWOLF, pronounced Seawolf, in honor of UAA’s mascot.

Pilots and air traffic controllers use call signs to differentiate organizations. Typically, the aircraft call sign is the FAA registration number, which appears on the aircraft’s fuselage, but carriers can request custom call signs for FAA approval. UAA aircraft will now use the call sign CWOLF for communications with the FAA.

The agreement between UAA and the FAA covers all airports the university uses for its piloting program. UAA’s fleet of aircraft each have been assigned their own numbered call signs ranging from CWOLF01 to CWOLF14.

A signing ceremony to celebrate the new agreement will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m., at the Aviation Technology Complex, Room 127, located at 2811 Merrill Field Drive. The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Aviation Technology Division at 907-786-7200.

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