The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is looking into an incident where one of its CF-18 Hornet fighter jets displayed electronic call sign, “DICK69”, while in UK airspace.

The four letter, two number aircraft identification codes are typically assigned to pilots and do not usually change. 

However, this particular identifier seems to have been altered during its flight over the United Kingdom.

In response, an RCAF spokesperson mentioned they were “aware of an inappropriate and unapproved aircraft identifier that was transmitted electronically by one of our CF-18 Hornets currently deployed to the United Kingdom.

The RCAF also expressed that they anticipate all members to adhere to the “highest standard of integrity and professionalism.”

 

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also previously worked for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Francis
Francis
2 months ago

One of the American surveillance flights in the Black Sea went by JUICY69 last year

Levi Goldsteinberg
Levi Goldsteinberg
2 months ago

Oh for goodness sake, let the pilot have some fun

Dennis Reeves
Dennis Reeves
2 months ago

Fun? In the military? How dare you even suggest such a a thing !!😁

Louis G
Louis G
2 months ago

Maybe the pilot is a child of the 60’s called Richard?

Mickey
Mickey
1 month ago
Reply to  Louis G

That would be a very in your face to the puritans if that is the case, lol

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Why inappropriate, isn’t the pilot called Richard? I’ll laugh out loud if she turns out to be female.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

He assumed the pilots gender !!! Steffan’s comment suggests women or non-binary people are incapable of being pilots !!! He MUST be publicly flogged !!!

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

Well many revolutionaries ended up in guillotine they setup for others.

Adrian Hughes
Adrian Hughes
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

I met the 4 male CAF F18 Pilots a week ago. Defo no females.

Animal
Animal
2 months ago

“MMFD” Desert Storm Tornado Pilot when asked by American ATC to confirm current position, springs to mind. Some will remember.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

Misogyny ? Steffan Watkins needs to get a life.

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

The /s he put there says it should be read as sarcasm.

WSM
WSM
1 month ago

He’s a Lumberjack (and he’s okay)

Nick C
Nick C
1 month ago
Reply to  WSM

That comment dates both of us! 👍

Mickey
Mickey
1 month ago
Reply to  WSM

and wore women’s clothing just like their dear papa. lol

Sronnambo
Sronnambo
1 month ago

It’s Canadian which explains the reaction. Everyone laughs when an aircraft flies a cock and balls and it appears on FR24.

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

Um really…..thats not misogynistic..the man or woman in the aircraft could have been gay, straight, bi and preferred any number of different types of partners in what may have or may not have been one of their preferred positions during love making….is would be like claiming #Ilikeitoral69 was misogyny..no it’s not….oversharing and crude maybe…..this sort of comment actually lessens what is a real problem that is misogyny experienced by a lot of women…we have actual problems around misogyny to deal with, like the comments from a certain presenter specifically about a woman because he disagreed with her comments or another… Read more »

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
1 month ago

Hahahaha

Andrew Bailyes
Andrew Bailyes
1 month ago

An utter disgrace! We should respond by revoking all devolved powers, putting the governor back in direct control and integrate the Canadian military into our own.

Frank62
Frank62
1 month ago

Boys will be boys.

Enobob
Enobob
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank62

do you know that it wasn’t a girl?

Enobob
Enobob
1 month ago
Reply to  Enobob

How do you know that it wasn’t a girl?

Sooty
Sooty
1 month ago

Shock, horror, probe, enquiry, more time and energy wasted on a pointless exercise.

kitto
kitto
1 month ago

Did they think they would just get a chuckle from an ATC controller or two, or are aircrew cognisant they’re on display for basically the whole world?

MrSatyre
MrSatyre
1 month ago

Can’t. Stop. Laughing.