Nice pics Orvis. I tried to hit a boom on that thing's sim and it was pretty damn near impossible. But it was super easy to fly 30' off the ground.
Originally Posted by NEp8ntballer
how serious do pilots take their callsigns when it comes to addressing their fellow pilots? Like if you're sitting around a table having an official meeting what is the ratio of real names to callsigns being used? Or if there's an e-mail bouncing around the squadron what percentage of participants sign with their callsign? I'm just curious because I want to see if intel officers take the callsign thing further than pilots even though the callsign is generally stupid and has no story behind it.
If it's a really good one it might become the only way you refer to that person, but it's not how they refer to themselves. We don't even wear our callsigns except on Fridays. Pilot training instructors and some fighter guys really get off on it though...
*Edit* - Just in case ya'll were curious: Mine is "Drive Thru" due to this incident -
(my WRX left its parking spot, rolled down a hill and tried to open a drive through in the dining facility)