Largest Collection of Military Pilot Nicknames / Call Signs

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  1. 35 AoA

    35 AoA Cleared for Takeoff

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    I prefer the term "Legendary Hornet", but yeah, legacy F/A-18C's. That c/s does not ring a bell however.
     
  2. comanchepilot

    comanchepilot En-Route

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    Joe Farrell, yeah, him
    So there we were, sitting in the ready room debriefing a series of maneuvers done during APT and one of the instructors says. . .

    "Take Farrell there- he has more excuses than there are names in the New york phone book, but once he gets it he does it right. .. . "

    The next day everyone started calling me 'phonebook . . . ' 2 syllables - phonetically clear -
     
  3. comanchepilot

    comanchepilot En-Route

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    THERE IT IS!

    Forever Kimberley is now "TeePee"

    no escaping it now . . .
     
  4. wanttaja

    wanttaja Pattern Altitude

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    Upon notification (warning?) of the brand new 2nd Lieutenant (me) heading their way, one of the Captains was trying to figure out how to pronounce my name. Being a Barney Miller fan, he felt there was only ONE possible handle.

    Ron "Wojo" Wanttaja
     
  5. wanttaja

    wanttaja Pattern Altitude

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    Or... Kim can be a male or female name. How about "Kimchi" (Kim-She).

    Ron Wanttaja
     
  6. 35 AoA

    35 AoA Cleared for Takeoff

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    Have also known a K13 and an L15........last names that were nearly impossible to pronounce, but had 13 or 15 letters following the first one respectively.
     
  7. 35 AoA

    35 AoA Cleared for Takeoff

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    If I remember right, nothing warms the heart of an instructor than the student excuse matrix :)

    That being said, my training command call-sign stuck with me through the RAG (equivalent to FTU), but went away very quickly after I hit the fleet.
     
  8. flyingron

    flyingron Touchdown! Greaser!

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    You mean you hadn't sold him on the "They call the wind Want-TIE-ya" idea?

    Yes, Kim, it was what little I remember from high school history, where Merriwether Lewis and Kimberly Clark went looking for the fountain (or as they say in wisconsin, the bubbler) of youth.
     
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    Fruit Loops?
     
  10. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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  11. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    aka Goodyear.
     
  12. darrell

    darrell Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'm "Cupcake". I didn't choose it, but now that it was given to me, I OWN it. I work for an organization where most people pick their own callsigns, and I find that very annoying.

    More on topic, I like "Kim Possible" for you. Seems to fit your attitude/demeanor and it's certainly G-rated enough for public consumption.

    Also looks good on the side of a plane...

    Edit: For people who don't watch cartoons anymore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Possible
     
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    I say "nordo" or "magenta"

    Since you can't stand towered airports
    but you love the magenta ones:rofl:
     
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    Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe Final Approach

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    bflynn En-Route

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    Jeanie Pattern Altitude

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    Fingers? Because she types so fast she has 6900 posts! Jeez, that's a lot of posts I just realized
     
  17. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Too easy to confuse with a switch to 123.45 MHz. ;)
     
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    dell30rb Final Approach

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    Remember all of those 'kimberly does not exist' posts?
     
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    Amber. ;)
     
  20. oldShar

    oldShar Cleared for Takeoff

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    +1
    :yes:
     
  21. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    Kim Chee

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    Kim Possible

    won't work. This was to stay ANON and using my real first name isn't very anon now is it?
     
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    Oski.

    I think Kim will understand this. I'm not sure about others.
     
  23. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    I am MORE than flattered you remembered.

    very clever.

    I say winner.
     
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    +2 And here's the nose art
     

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    :cheers:
     
  26. Jeanie

    Jeanie Pattern Altitude

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    Ok, what's oski?
     
  27. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    It even incorporates my last name!

    OK, here you go:

    1. Everyone knows my first name is Kimberly. My middle name is Anne.

    (kimberlyanne)

    2. My full initials are KAL

    3. I was born AFTER a friend of my parents had their first born, so they "won" and got to name their child "CAL" while I got stuck with "KAL"

    4. CAL is short for University of California, of which there are now many, but in the beginning there was only one (in Berkeley, CA)

    5. My parents and the parents of the other child loved CAL (aka University of California at Berkeley) and would take us infants / kids to all the football games.

    6. So technically I am named after a college football team.

    The MASCOT of CAL is Oski the bear.

    Here is Oski:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  28. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    Here is OSKI cheering at a game:

    [​IMG]
     
  29. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    CAL's biggest rival is Stanford University (private school, CAL is public). Each year they play one another in the "Big Game" and whoever wins takes back to their University the "axe" (trophy):

    [​IMG]
     
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    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    Oski or Oski the Bear (named after the "Oski Wow-Wow" yell) is the official mascot of the University of California, Berkeley and was introduced in 1941.

    Up until 1941, actual live bears were used as mascots.

    Nowadays, the bear's activities are overseen by the Oski Committee, which also appoints a new Oski whenever a replacement is required. Oski drinks beer (or any offered beverage) through a hole in his right eye.
     
  31. Everskyward

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    The reason I remembered Kim's story is that I also come from a CAL family, at least on my mom's side. My mom, my uncle, some of my cousins, second cousins and myself are all alumni.

    Best of all, I learned to fly at the Cal Flying Club. :)
     
  32. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    [​IMG]

    Oski likes cheerleaders.
     
  33. kimberlyanne546

    kimberlyanne546 Final Approach

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    I used to be banned from wearing red (Red is a Stanford color).
     
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    My niece-in-law is going to Cal.
     
  35. Geico266

    Geico266 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    So do I. :redface:

    :lol:
     
  36. kimberlyanne546

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    Another successful thread.

    I had to rename some of my jpgs to remove my name and now I need to move some youtube videos from the kimberly account so Oski it is.

    I realize that it won't be hard to figure out who I am and all that but I don't just want to put my name, home airport, etc. on the home page.

    When I see my family this weekend I think they will get a kick out of my secret You Tube flight video life of Oski The Bear.

    http://www.youtube.com/oski1bear