Discussion in 'Aviation and Military Humor' started by Kyle McWhirter, Mar 13, 2001.
That's the damn truth. I've had 4 red head boyfriends... all freaks and hot as hell!
Heard this one from an instructor at the academy. Female pilot's callsign: Sumat- Shut up, men are talking.
What about "Frosted"
DING DING DING! Ladies and Gentleman I think we have a winner!!!
Well, good luck with that...
I know for a FACT that "Goose" is up for grabs. Think you've earned it...have a nice day.
Wow, that post I made was 11 years ago in the FRS that you quoted. I would like to say that I haven't hit a bird since then... but...
I think I might have seen pictures of that bird strike. Was there a lifeless neck and head of a big bird dangling out the leading edge of the wing? Pretty sure McD was the one who emailed me the pics when he was going through 30 as an FRP; maybe both of you were on the same hop. I probably still have it somewhere in an 11 year old email...
Yeah...I noticed that. Not sure what called it to to my attention today, but something did.
Good thread to get bumped - got a few laughs reading through it. Anyone want to keep it going and chime in?
Probably "White Eyes".
Wow, didn't know this interesting thread existed until the 'Gade quoted a 4+ year-old post today. That was posted just prior to my joining AW.
In my experience (waaay back in the day), RR callsigns were coined by Squadronmate concensus, under the radar, & and it stuck...recipient liking it or not. They arise from a great variety of 'sources': physical features, play on names, habits, events, screwups, traits, shortcomings, etc. ad infinitum. In some cases, they changed by Squadron, some remained career or lifelong.
I was tagged in my first Nugget Squadron VA-94, as "Bingo....obviously, for my adroitness during my first few night CQ sessions in a jet. Luckily, my 'light' finally came on, but the c/s stuck. My second & final fleet call was in my combat Sqdn VA-146. They dubbed me "Slugger"! not for bar-brawling or baseball prowess. One of my S'Mates was scanning a C/S Pub & came across a CTF-77.XX? C/S of "Slugger Magee", my surname. Their search was over!
A few other 146 S'Mates were "Leprechaun","BooBoo", "Masher", & "Prince Henry" (the navigator, after he headed his strike division toward a feet dry on Hainan Isl. thinking it was N. Vietnam, almost opposite direction)!
Any other unique C/S stories? Does it work the same today? I am aware they are closely monitored today for PC purposes. My AW name "Busy Bee" was the radio C/S of VA-146. They are today VFA-146, changed their C/S to "Blue Diamond".
Met an F-14 pilot when I was in High School at the Cleveland Air Show (former F-8) with the callsign "LeTorch" because he lit himself on fire doing a flaming shot in a bar in Paris. (He was also flying the Gypsy Tomcat for the Raytheon photo shoot carrying 6 AIM-64s)
BZB: Get yourself a large cup of coffee or a big, icy cold Martini and read these fascinating 6 pages. Bottom line: it works exactly the same as in your day! I liked both the "Bingo" and "Slugger" stories. Be well, you high-falutin', gun-shootin' Air-By Gawd-Warrior! Hope you can make it to the Miramar O'Club this Thursday to salute an even earlier "Air Warrior"...and former "Death Rattler".
You guys too, eh?
We also had an Alpha Strike do the same thing, until some JO abaft the beam of the strike group said, "Hey, WTF?!"
It was an early morning strike, so I guess the strike lead "had the sun in his eyes" going east instead of west, and thus couldn't read his compass.
Some may have originated from ones very own use of this website.....
VA-95 circa 1995
"Spicoli" - LCDR still driving his '77 Firebird ENS-mobile
"Bun Bun" - make sure the wife covers the phone before yelling for you when SDO calls your house.
"Stiffy" - believe he was a Harvard grad
"Boner" aka "Dabone"
"Big" - last name Johnson but he was also 6'4"
"Lick" - last name Mawhinney, also had "Spank" in the past
I flew with "Big" and "Lick" quite a bit so the briefing board would have a crew of "Big/Meat" or "Lick/Meat".
What was the Navy going to do, decommission us? Oh wait, they did.
"FISH" - F***, Is She Huge (big female ECMO)
"Boom-Boom" - Setting the parking brake on the cat will not stop you from launching but will require two new main mount tires when you land.
"Hot Wheels" - Hot brakes in an E-6B (npot an EA-6B) are a big problem.
+1 Steve, neat post. It'll be interesting to guess, as we see some of these 'nicknames' from the past, how many would have been OB today? Or to have your "Boom Boom" introduced to our ""Boo Boo" at happy hour (Boo Boo was built like a Bear, but gentle as a Lamb).
BTW, I cruised with VA-95 aboard (in CAG-9) when they had Spads, and RonDebMar was a Green Lizard w/ Skyhawks in 'Nam. Did they have Intruders in '95? Was C/S still "Fortress" then?
*A-6 fans: Military Channel's An Officer & a Movie weekly movie will show Flight Of The Intruder this Saturday, one of my all-time favorites, along with Toko Ri!
My callsign in the Navy was benign. At an LMET course just out of the FRS, we had to write our names on a piece of paper, fold it and put it on the desk. I went by my middle name, but was sometimes required to include my first initial to avoid confusion. My nme tag said "L. Robert". Everyone knew me as Rob or Bob, so I picked up the callsign "L Bob". At a few years, it became more proper and became "El Bob". Kind of a lame story, but better than some callsigns.
Another guy in the same LMET class was named "Digger". Yes, as someone else pointed out, do not pick your nose in front of your peers.
In the Army, the only guy with a callsign around here is a guy we call "Anti-Poon". He's a good guy, but due to his home schooling was a bit socially awkward. He evidently could say and do things that would make women run in the other direction. He also fell in "love" with a stripper. Thankfully it didn't last long before she dumped him.
I still think one of the highlights of an early 90s Blues show was seeing LT. Larry "Fudge" Packer painted below the canopy.
Had a guy in a sister Squadron who had the same habit...surname initial Pxxxxxx, only one nickname really fit: "Pickett"! Chuckled every time I saw it painted under the canopy.....except when manning up for a night launch, shitty WX, pitching deck, max gross tanker.....then nothing was funny!
Had a "Digger" in early '60s flying Spads with VA-35 out of JAX ...understand he retained his c/s years later when he had an A7 Squadron out of Lemoore.
His Dad was an undertaker/funeral director!
dUPLO (put a backwards P in place of the P)
Guy has what looks to be lego hair. And was almost always out of regs. One day DCAG told him to change out his lego hair for a smaller one.
NFO asks the question "what are the big retarded legos?"
Answer was DUPLO.
ShamWOW! Guy sweats more than me in divorce court.
MIAMI - Missing In Action, Maybe Intoxicated. An "elder" JO went missing on a Key West det. Was found housed later in the day.
Diva - Standard PC callsign for the only chick NFO we had at the time.
HoneyBadger - JO who smokes, dips, drinks, and generally does not give a shit. (see: honey badger meme video on youtube)
CC - New pilot who LOVES fat women. Seriously. He would text all JOPA fat chick porn. And not as a joke.
Separate names with a comma.