I’ve been trying to come up with a fitting pilot call sign for a major character from my Great Big Military SF Opus. So far, she’s wearing a temporary call sign, but I want something different.
Therefore, I’ll have a little contest on this here Interblog. Anyone can enter, but the pilots and former military types will probably have a slight advantage.
Your task is to come up with a pilot call sign for a female combat pilot. She’s a Lieutenant, and flies a hybrid gunship/battle taxi as the aircraft commander. She’s a 100-percenter…you know the kind, top ten percent of her class in anything she’s ever done. Well-liked and respected in her unit, dry humor, flies a fine stick, and tends toward perfectionism. Character flaws include a chronic inability to let her hair down, and a by-the-book personality.
Submit your entries in the comments; enter as many call signs as you want. I’ll choose a winner later this week.
The prize will be a neat little Germany-related Cold War souvenir: a boxed, bagged, and authenticated piece of the Berlin Wall. Also, I’ll end up using your call sign in Great Big MilSF Opus novels #2 and #3, so there are minor bragging rights involved when they finally make it into print.