Don't shit yourself…what we old guys thought was cool…still is. Just the same way that we "thought cool" most everything that OUR "old guys" told us about at the bar or wherever…except, perhaps, for the "old school" accident rate. That blew dead goats.Something I've come to grips with as I've gotten older. What we old guys think as cool, isn't.
Oh, I agree that it's a decent callsign. But still... The best callsigns out there are ones that come from the younger guys. They are also the ones that get struck down by older guys. Case in point: The hands-down best callsign I've heard in a while is "Chaffe". What's the back story? "Because he's on everyone's radar". i.e. - he's the shit screen. SPECTACULAR callsign, initiated by a bunch of O-3s, and shot down by the callsign review boards (initiated by someone higher than O-3).I disagree. Decent callsign.
Whoa, whoa, WHOA! Yes, I'm an east coast guy through and through. Did you see any of the above when I was chillaxin' at your house? I didn't think so. I'd rather cut my nuts off than rock any of the above (only because all of the above are not defined by comfort)...Plus, much like your jorts, Tevas, and woven belt, if the youngsters don't think it's cool they can suck it.
Concur, however - I'd like a little bit of leeway between the "wrecking three aircraft over the course of a weekend and I got taken off the schedule on Monday because of it" and the "I'm going to crush you if you have one slip up" of today. There HAS to be a happy medium.Just the same way that we "thought cool" most everything that OUR "old guys" told us about at the bar or wherever…except, perhaps, for the "old school" accident rate. That blew dead goats.
Well we did them at VT-86, the rag, and twice now in my fleet squadron. Single anchor guys I know did htem in Meridian/Kingsville. It's for sure at least a Rhino/Hornet thing. It's almost always run by the JOPA, with initial input allowed form hinges and front office types. The official "board" is typically done at a closed-door JOPA meeting, where the possible callsigns are put forth and then voted upon.Is that a navy thing? East coast thing? Rhino thing?
I've never seen one. I've seen the CO come out and direct a change on specific instances, but that was in more flagrant cases.