Banned Phrases - A
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(v.) To defecate. Eg: I’m going for ~. Reduce the boarding mass, dump down to landing weight, increase the gliding range, Drop a paveway 6
- Dropping a paveway 6
- Dump down to landing weight
- Increase the gliding range
- Pickle off
(adj.) Something that is difficult or complicated.
- No brainer
(v.) To adjust something instinctively to make it work in reality. cf. Fettle, Fudge, Frig
(n.) Sleep. cf. Simulated
Advisory for aircrew
(phr.) A phrase used to excuse the breaking of rules. A classic example of colossal arrogance.
(adv.) ‘Heavy handed’ flying.
Ahead of the aircraft
(adj.) Prepared to a greater extent than would be expected during flight. Ahead of the game cf. On top of things, All over it like a (cheap) rash
Ahead of the game
(adj.) Prepared to a greater extent than would be expected. Ahead of the aircraft, Ahead of the drag curve cf. On top of things, All over it like a (cheap) rash
(n.) The Air Traffic Control branch.
Aircraft type mate
(n.) A fellow aircrew officer, from the fleet of that particular aircraft type. Eg: Jag Mate cf. Charioteer
(v.) To turn a piece of equipment off and then back on as many times as are required before correct function is achieved. O.N. / O.F.F. Switch cf. Engineering tap Related definitions:
- Engineering tap
- Master recycle
- O.N. / O.F.F. switch
(adj.) Very poor weather which restricts flying operations Clag, Shit and corruption, Shit and derision
- Wizard Prang
All over it like a (cheap) rash
(adj.) Competent in every way at dealing with the situation. Ahead of the aircraft, Ahead of the drag curve, Ahead of the game, On top of things
(pl. n.) Height in thousands of feet eg “Everything Angels 14 and above is yours”
Any spears for me?
(phr.. qn.) A question asking whether there is any impending criticism to come. Usually used at the end of a debrief.
Around the bazaars
(prep.) In other forums. Round the houses
- Round the houses
(adj.) As planned/briefed/illustrated with no change. As advertised
(n.) A member of 2 Group.
At the speed of a thousand gazelles
(adj.) Extremely fast indeed. Meningy knots, Shit off a shiny shovel, Warp-factor snot, Balls out or Balls to the wall
- Fuck off in Fine Pitch
- Meningy knots
- Shit off a shiny shovel