Air Force Handles Way Weirder than “Maverick”

In Top Gun, Tom Cruise’s call sign was the very apt Maverick. In real life, Air Force pilots’ handles are also 
often appropriate—but definitely 
not as cool. Like these:

 

Boomer: Accidentally broke sound barrier over a small town

 

SMAT: Small Man Always Talking

 

Dobber: The simplest tool in the F-16 (a switch in the cockpit)

Source: slate.com

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