Thunderbird Callsigns

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Thunderbird Callsigns

Post by Lawndart » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:28 pm

Thunderbird Pilot Callsigns (2000 to Present).

Thought it would be fun to start a thread with the callsigns for the Thunderbirds over the last few years.

2019
1. Brick
2. Boar
3. Thorny
4. Skate
5. Spider
6. Mace
7. Miami
8. Flack

2018
1. Löwen
2. Boar
3. Hassel
4. Cajun & Khan (Stephen Del Bagno replaced by Nick Krajicek early-season in the wake of Cajun’s tragic crash)
5. Skate
6. Spider
7. Miami
8. Speedy & Ash (Erik Gonsalves replaced by Branden Felker early-season)

2017
1. Shifty
2. Neo
3. Hassel
4. Khan
5. Tuna
6. Skate
7. Löwen
8. Speedy

2016
1. Reggie
2. Neo
3. Gate
4. Khan
5. Tred
6. Tuna
7. Löwen
8. Cheetah

2015
1. Reggie
2. Tater
3. Gate
4. Cooter
5. Jaws
6. Tred
7. Wolf
8. Cheetah

2014
1. Trump
2. Tater
3. Blaze
4. Cooter
5. Deuce
6. Jaws
7. Wolf
8. Drago

2013
1. Trump
2. Tater
3. Blaze
4. Cooter
5. Deuce
6. Jaws
7. Wolf
8. Drago

2012
1. Trump
2. Motor
3. Blaze
4. BIL
5. Apollo
6. Deuce
7. Buzzer
8. Drago

2011
1. Basket
2. Motor
3. Nuke
4. BIL
5. Ice
6. Apollo
7. Buzzer
8. Mother

2010
1. Basket
2. Slick
3. Nuke
4. Stroker
5. Face
6. Ice
7. Tazz
8. Mother

2009
1. Charger
2. Slick
3. Gat
4. Stroker
5. Tonka
6. Face
7. Tazz
8. Split

2008
1. Charger
2. D bal
3. Gat
4. Kidd
5. Combo
6. Tonka
7. Red
8. Split

2007
1. Hollywood
2. D bal
3. Fifi
4. Kidd
5. Pinto
6. Combo
7. Red
8. TC

2006
1. Hollywood
2. Zen
3. Fifi
4. Dallas
5. Pfister
6. Pinto
7. Kid
8. TC

2005
1. Chanz
2.
3. Rug & Clyde (Brian Burns replaced by Chris Callaghan mid-season)
4. Dallas
5. Zen
6. Pfister
7. Kid
8.

2004
1. Chanz
2.
3. Rug
4. Slim
5. Tales
6. Zen
7.
8.

2003
1. Spad
2.
3. Clyde
4. Slim
5. Tales
6. Elroy
7.
8.

2002
1. Spad
2. Animal
3. Clyde
4.
5. Norm
6. Tales
7. Lunar
8.

2001
1. JV
2. Animal
3.
4.
5. Joker
6. Norm
7. Lunar
8.

2000
1. JV
2.
3.
4. Skibo
5. Wilbur
6. Joker
7.
8.
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Post by Rage » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:11 pm

Fifi is and shall always be my favorite. :)

Man, learning something new about the Tbirds every time I come here. :oops:

2005 callsigns taken into notes. Cool idea, I'll see if I can't snoop around and learn some other callsigns.
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Post by Tailhook » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:00 pm

Still wondering how Pinto got his... :lol:
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Post by Lawndart » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:33 pm

Original post updated with 2008 team's callsigns.
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Post by Lawndart » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:12 pm

I haven't kept up with any callsigns for the 2009 team, so if anyone wants to fill in the blanks, go ahead!

Here's a pic of No. 2's helmet if anyone can make it out:
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Post by Thumper » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:58 pm

From what I can tell, 2's callsign appears to be "Slick"...
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Post by Lawndart » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:15 pm

I thought it said "Shrek" first, but it looks like "Sl..."
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Post by Tailhook » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:48 pm

2009
1. Charger
2. Slick
3. Gat
4. Stroker
5. Tonka
6. Face
7. Taz
8. Split
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Post by Burner » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:48 pm

Looks like Slick to me.
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Post by Lawndart » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:26 pm

Thanks Tailhook! :D

Did you get those at the Hamptons, Dover and/or Andrews?

Original post updated with 2009 team's callsigns.
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Post by Tailhook » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Lawndart wrote:Did you get those at the Hamptons, Dover and/or Andrews?
No problem. Langley. ;)
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Post by Lawndart » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:28 pm

Tailhook wrote:No problem. Langley. ;)
Man, missed one... :lol:

However, Langley = Hampton Roads Air Show. :wink:
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Post by STRIKER » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:07 pm

Looking at that picture I noticed something wasn't right. Took me a few seconds, but he must be being towed and not actually taxing hence his O2 mask is off, com cord unplugged, risers and harness not secured... kind of a weird shot if you think about it.
Lawndart wrote:Pic of No. 2's helmet if anyone can make it out:
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Post by Blaze » Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:52 pm

STRIKER wrote:Looking at that picture I noticed something wasn't right. Took me a few seconds, but he must be being towed and not actually taxing hence his O2 mask is off, com cord unplugged, risers and harness not secured... kind of a weird shot if you think about it.
Hmm... good eye STRIKER! ;)
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Post by Lawndart » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:01 pm

How about the seat and HUD covers stuffed away behind him too...
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