Air-Minded: Tactical Callsigns

This one’s from the Air-Minded archive, originally published in December 2004. When I flew fighters, my tactical callsign was Skid. How did I get a name like that? Simple: I blew a tire. But enough about my sex life! Tac callsigns, as often as not, are based on screw-ups, minor mishaps, and embarrassing personal traits. […]