Originally Posted by hellosailor
"there are dozens if not hundreds of legitimate reasons for maritime users to have airband radios. "
I must have a limited imagination. I can think of one or two, but hundreds?
"Turn starboard to three four zero, you are two miles out from me. Prepare to drop pizza!"
What, your Dominos doesn't do airdrops at sea?
Perhaps you need to broaden your horizons!
Perhaps I used some journalistic licence!
Perhaps there are a dozen reasons for a dozen operators thus giving a gross all up!
Or mostly likely there is only one
reason - to facilitate communications
between maritime vessel and aircraft.
And no, there isn't any airdrops from the local Dominos outlet