Originated from the practice of the government reimbursing farmers for crops destroyed due to aviation accidents on their fields. Formally known as the FRS (Fleet Replacement Squadron). Zero-Dark-Thirty - A half-hour after midnight. . Snuggle Up - During formation flight, to close up under the wing of another aircraft. GBIT – Get Back In The; Female Pilot; Last Name “Kitchen” Gear Down – Shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Get all the latest election results from across the country, with up-to-the-minute maps and more. If you don’t already have one, you will be assigned one by your “buddies”.2.
Refers to the clock system of scanning the envelope around the aircraft; 12 o'clock is straight ahead, 6 o'clock is directly astern. .
FAST - Fleet Air Superiority Training.Father - Slang term for shipboard TACAN station.
Widomaker – F-104 Starfighter. Lesson Learned: NEVER ask for your own callsign.Oh My – ‘Maj.
#aviation #aircraftmechani, Instagram post 2262680596054945063_8426324885, WILSON! Varsity Play for the Deck - A skillful landing attempt.VSTOL - Very Short Takeoff and Landing. Navigation aid which provides bearing and distance (slant range) between it and an airplane. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Caveman – During CAF survival training, guy enjoyed the worst of weather.
As a double entendre, it is believed that his plane must be made of rubber, since he hasn’t figured out landing… yet.Rico – Intense, and constantly armed to the teeth… like the psychotic penguin from the Madagascar movie, only hotter and femaleRotor – Ran Off The Only RunwayRushmore – Ellsworth AFB, SD B-52 driver – got bagged after climbing Mt Rushmore and sitting on Lincolns beard. We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote!
Gripe - A mechanical problem on an aircraft. During my 34 year sojourn I had been given two call-signs (both of which I didn’t particularly like, but tough so-what-cowboy, in naval aviation you get what the brotheren crisen you with – if you didn’t like your given call-sign, all the better)… First one was “Pumpkin” as I had traded one of my flight suits to a Coast Guard buddy for one of their “cool looking” orange ones…Yup, I looked like a big ol pumpkin in that thing (6’3, 220+)…Second call-sign (different squadron) was “Bub’s” as I always referred to my squadron mates as (well) Bub’s or Bubster if… Read more ». FARP - Fleet ACM Readiness Program; a periodic training program of the Fleet Air Wing; dogfighting practice with an adversary squadron.
Once cleared for takeoff, he ran’em up and got the “mission complete light”. Imagine you don't tell th, Current situation .last name Meadows. ex; VLR – Velocity for. SPIN (added: 7 Jun 2017) Shortest Pilot In NATO FATSO (added: 17 Apr 2015) Repeat offender for supersonic in non-supersonic airspace. Ramp Strike - Landing short in the ramp area.Radome - Streamlined fiberglass enclosure covering a radar antenna.RAG - Replacement Air Group. Even where there isn’t one! WiFI – 2LT that drives a brand new Porsche…his wife bought for him (or at leave financed it)….WIfe Financed ItWerewolf – Always looking for the full moon!
A transparent screen mounted in front of the windscreen on which pertinent data from flight instruments and weapons systems are projected. This can result in damage to the aircraft. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green), tragic plane crash at San Francisco International Airport, criticized for sounding like a stereotype of an Asian accent, The National Transportation Safety Board issued the following apology. We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today's incident.
Inch – Dutch pilot who is 1.65 meters tall (5’4”), which is VERY shortIntake – This guy had the largest nose I’ve ever seen!IRIS – I Require Intense Supervision. Cones - Students, short for coneheads: also called nurkin heads.Conning - Making contrails.Contract - Agreements and ground rules, some minor and some life-threatening, between two-man fighter crews or between wingmen. The jet hadn’t been refueled on the turn!!
Throttle Back - To slow down, Power backTiger - An aggressive pilot.Tits Machine - A righteous airplane.
F14 RIO with very young “baby face” was called Fetus, before political correctness ruled the waves. State - How much fuel you've got. . (IMC)Power Puke or Power Barf - Projectile vomiting, a symptom of airsickness.Pole - Control stick.Prang - To bump, crunch, bend, or break an aircraft.Pucker Factor – Scary incidentPuke - Pilot who flies a different kind of aircraft than you, as in fighter puke orattack puke. Shrek – 6 foot 2 240 pounds – loud when sober, intolerable when drunk.SLAW – Shops Like A WomanSalad – First name CesarSalesman – Apparently a guy who had a hard time closing the deal.
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Sometimes cheat sheets are needed... Spooled Up - Excited.Spud Locker - The part of a carrier where you don't want to land; it is well down on the fantail, so if you hit it, you are way too low. Operations after midnight/before sunrise. .
. FAG - Fighter Attack Guy; derogatory term for F/A-18 Hornet drivers. e.g. Squadron in which newly trained pilots are introduced to, and trained in, a particular aircraft type.
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Martin-Baker Fan Club - If you eject, you're a member (a reference to the Martin-Baker company, manufacturer of ejection seats). OAST - Overland Air Superiority Training.
Hard Deck - Minimum altitude for training engagements.
Fly-by-wire ~ Electronic, computer-controlled operation of aircraft control surfaces.FM - "f#cking magic": very high-tech; used to describe how something you don't understand actually works. Widomaker – F-104 Starfighter. Operations after midnight/before sunrise. Zone 1 - Min afterburner in the F-14Zone 5 - Max afterburner in the F-14Zoombag - Flight suit. “FNG”Nylon Letdown - Ejection and descent with parachute. New posts will not be retrieved.
Lineup – lining up the aircraft with the runway or Fight Deck, Martin-Baker Fan Club - If you eject, you're a member (a reference to the Martin-Baker, Merge, Merged Plot - The point at which aircraft come into contact, after having been. Padlocked - To have a bogey firmly in your sights.Painted - Scanned by radar.Passing Gas - What an aerial tanker does.Pass - The point at which fighters, closing head-on, flash past each other. Something silly that needs to be done NOW!Lethal Cone, Cone of Vulnerability - Area to the rear of the jet's tailpipe, into which most infra-red missile and gun attacks are ideally launched. Departure - Literally departure from controlled flight, usually brought on in high-performance jets by excessive angle of attack. Popeye - What you are when you're flying in the soup or goo. . #aviati, Spot the airplane... Needless to say, there were guts all over the runway and they had to close it for half an hour to clean-up.Banana – Last name Hammock.Beagle – Kept ‘bouncing around’ on landings like an excited beagle puppy.Berlin – Taxied his aircraft into a wall while making a turn.Blaze – Caught on fire in the base kitchenBlow – Last name JobinsBurbank – New F/A-18 driver shows up at first squadron and says “Hi, I’m Hollywood” Experienced pilots taken aback by Topgun wannabe declare, you’re no Hollywood, more like Burbank. Warm Fuzzy - Feeling of confidence or security. Also known as "paddles". “Soup” IMCGoon Up - Screw up.Gouge - The latest inside information.
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Jink – A quick maneuver to avoid a threat. Carrier jets do not flare due to increased landing distance caused by float time.