Favorite Squadron Name

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  1. contrail_dash

    contrail_dash Registered User

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    Some of the squadron names make me laugh, I wonder where they come up with them.

    Personally I get a kick out of the "Blue Blasters" VFA-34. I dunno, just something about it.

    What are you faves?



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  2. La Tech Aviator

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  3. klray77

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    My old squadron, the World Famous Pukin' Dogs!!
  4. EA-6B1

    EA-6B1 PLC Jrs 1st Inc. Kilo-3

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    I got a squadron question. What do the letters "V" and the other often seen letters that represent the squadron stand for?

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  5. kimphil

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    It's an anachronism dating back to WWI. The "V" is a designation for fixed wing aircraft, as opposed to the "Z" designation, which referred to dirigibles, which as far I know (if anyone knows different, please correct me) the USA doesn't have in its inventory.

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    Scorpions...VAQ-132....love that on the tail as a Kid!

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  7. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Yes. I am a Pirate.

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    The Jolly Rogers! VF-17, VF-84, and what ever the current incarnation is with the Plastic Bug.
  8. Frumby

    Frumby Super ********* None

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    VMAQ-2 "The Playboys" Sure miss that Bunny on the tail!

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    VP4 "Skinny Dragons"
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  10. Frumby

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    Must be nice to own your own web site so that you can put your own worthless input into the forum.
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  11. BeanFighter

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    I'm glad my dragon's not skinny.
  12. vegita1220

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    Hi I'm new here, but I'm pretty well-informed on all the non hands on stuff on aviation(Read: I haven't touched a real friggin stick yet..but soon).
    Anyway the Jolly Rogers is currently VF-103. After VF-84 got decommisioned, VF-103 Sluggers requested the name change. It's too bad they're all on low viz scheme now though...
  13. Brodie143

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    VF-143 "World Famous Pukin' Dogs"
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  14. webmaster

    webmaster The Grass is Greener! None

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    Frumby, such jealousy in your aging years, your probably just disgruntled since your sitting copilot to a retired Air Force Colonel or something... "Um, Frumby, can you get me a cup of coffee?" Not like I have much room to talk since I am the pub bag carrying "bitch" on my crew...

    Bean, sounds like a personal issue, go see the flight surgeon, maybe he can give you something to clear that up... and are you ever going to fix your avatar? What's up with that?

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  15. BeanFighter

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    I shot and posted my own avatar, how to fix it is beyond my desires or ability. On a personal note, since I have more time over 6 g's than y'all have total maybe you shouldn't knock the merits of vitamin V.
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