Well, I like it.
It’s a fun idea but unfortunately I don’t think it’ll be implemented (at least, not in the near future). I’m all for it, but as of now, FDS probably wants to work on improving/making new aircraft accessible, and aren’t too concerned with peoples’ callsigns as long as they’re not blatantly offensive.
There will, of course, always be people who use “DLVAxxx” as their callsign who aren’t actually a part of it, but it’s not like it does the VA any harm. It’s not like they’re receiving “credit” for a flight, or are somehow altering the VA’s reputation. It’s just a callsign.
Something similar that a few people are pushing for within the app is colored badges for IFATC, just like Mods, Staff, etc. get on their username when they spawn at an airport. We see plenty of people who use the IFATC tag in their username, and those of us on the IFATC team all know whether or not someone is actually part of it, we also may or may not silently judge you on Slack, but it’s just something that’s going to happen. Happens to VA’s, IFATC, Devs, and literally anything that can be classified in a certain group. It’s unavoidable. Kind of like some jerks in the USA who wear military uniforms in public but are not/have never been part of the US Military. Stolen Valor. Nothing you can do about it but shake your head…
Anyway, like I said, I’m all for your idea. It would be neat to see VAs get their own callsigns, IFATC get a special badge, and other things in Infinite Flight get special recognition depending on what they are. But there’s a lot of other in-game developments that FDS should be focusing on before they worry about the little things like that.
I’d vote but I’m out :P