Pilot Callsigns

Callsigns starting with "H"

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Hectic

This one was assigned by my buddies. Up to then I was known as "Hothead". Picked that one myself... First you got to understand I'm Dutch.
The ducth translation for "Fence" is "Hek"
The dutch translation for "Slap" is "Tik"
Ever noticed those fences when on finals? I managed to hit those with my gear. Two sorties in a row :-(

Hacker

Clipped a lamp post when I was taxiing for take off for night navigation

Half Stroke

He was caught jerking off twice.

Handsome

Ugliest sucker I ever knew - he made Herman Munster look like Brad Pitt

Hangstart

This guy stuttered all the time

Hannibal

As in Lecter...One of of our squadron (21FS) Flight Surgeons, also an F-16 pilot who, while flying a six-ship of Vipers trans-pacific, nauseated us with stories of becoming hungry when smelling cauterized human flesh in the operating room.

HARD

First name Cory, do I need to explain?

Harm

I was on a bar overcrowded with some friends of the 92nd squadron (A-4 skyhawk pilots) and they started joking with a girl so i tried to be polite with her but instead I ''accidentaly'' throw the f*cking glass I was grabbing on her chest - I don't know how, someone hit me or pushed me... Well the fact is that I hit her real hard so I earned that nickname. Ain't so bad I think.

Harry

Kept believing that talking dirty was a good way to pick up women.

Hash

LT(JG) "Hash" Brown

Have Quick

Intel chick in a squadron I was TDY with had a young LT she was trying to politely line out on briefing technique. He was ignoring her and after one of his awful briefs she tagged him Have quick because he sounded like one. The LT thought it was because he was complex. Priceless.

Hawk

Because of the shape of my nose and my sharp eyesight, I guess...

Head-Up

Ltjg. "Head-Up" Joas

Headless

CDR, USN, S-3 Pilot ... the guys last name was "Horstman"

Hef

P*rn custodian...'nuff said.

Hefty

Not because he was fat but Hefty like the trash bags...he was full of sh*t.

Hercules

He got tricked into volunteering to clean the bathroom. He said that one of Hercules's tasks was to clean stables. Hey, if cleaning toilets makes you feel like a hero...

Hi-Ho

Last name Silva.

HI-V

Pronounced HI-"5". Last name Carrier so it is HIV carrier but more politically correct way of saying it.

High Tower

Flight Surgeon who experienced some difficulty during the high tower jump training portion of API at the Naval Air Station.

Hijak

After a night of 4-5-What and closing down the Club, his wife wakes the kids, puts them in the car seats in their pajamas, drives to the club, pours the gentleman into his seat, drives him home. There, said gentleman realizes that maybe his night was a little too large. Hurled In-front-of Junior And Kids.

Hillbilly

I grew up in the backwoods of kentucky ....need I say more.

Hipshot

Given by an A-7 driver while in Korat, Thailand in the early 1970s. He seemed to think I offered opinions without thinking. Some think I haven't changed in over 30 years!

Hipshot

Given to Danny Hamilton by one "Waldo" King while deployed to Korat, Thailand. Something to do with always "shooting from the hip"! (Waldo did come in second in Gunsmoke '87)

Hoe

Last name Moe

Hollywood

Given to me by my MTI back at Lackland when he found out I had auditioned for the Disney Channel and other acting agencies before joining the Air Force. It followed me through Tech School at Sheppard AFB and Luke AFB.

Holyness

Last name LaPope.

Homer

When our wing commander had told us that we were going to run 10 kilometres, I subsequently said: "Do'h!", catching the wing commanders attention. He was staring at me with a perplexed look on his face for like thirty seconds. After I was punished with a lot of push-ups, I got the callsign Homer.

Hooch

Having a tendency to drool.

Hooker

Early '70's, Olongopo City, Subic Bay PI...There was a curfew in effect from 2400-0600. The local bars closed at 2330... those ladies who did not have escorts, would be going home. I would be leaning against a wall and would say "I'm free all night"...My shipmates started calling me "Hooker" and it stuck...even to this day.

Hooter

Wife flashed him during a re-fuel, before PC times he was called T**Ts, but changed to Hooter as not to offend.

HOSS

Being a rather "husky" individual, my colleagues were at loss on what to call me. Names like "football" were tossed around. The crowd selected "Hoss" to indicate not only my "build" but to identify me with the crowd from the Ponderosa Ranch with the same last name. Heck...I was no "little joe" for sure!

HotDog

It was what I came up with when told to submit a callsign during the IP upgrade class (F-100) at Luke in 1963. The Germans thought this callsign quite amusing when I later switched over to the F-104G training program.

Huevos

The literal transition in Spanish means "Eggs"! The slang translation would be "Balls". I received this call sign after graduating from pilot training based on my attempt of numerous flying accolades albeit safe, but very daring! It also rhymes with my last name!!

Huggies

Was given this callsign due to the spelling of my last name when called out in two syllables ~ Hug He's (Hughes)

HULK

Normal people turn green when mad. Citizens to soldiers "Go Green" when angered by terrorism

Hurl

During a party where the pilots had a few he began eating raw eggs. For some reason his stomach didn't go along.

Hurricane

A female pilot named Katrina.

Husker

I had real gravelly tones back in the force.

Hyde

It comes from Jeckyl and Hyde, Jeckyl when sober and Hyde when drunk. Everyone at Kunsan seemed to like Hyde better.

Hype

Back when I started flying turkeys 25+ years ago, there were only a handful of female aviators. I had a wanna be super stud wso that didn't want to take no for an answer. After a few weeks of no results, he said I was like a lethal injection, killing him. A hypodermic Dr. Death. We ended up being inseparable. Did he ever succeed? Classified.

Other callsigns

Hammer, Hang, Happy, Harpo, Harv, Hatch, Hawk, Heater, Heebs, Herc, Hi Top, Horse, Hoss, Huey, Hussy, Hymie, ...