Humor Break: Navy aviation slang

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  1. Capt MJ

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    To help those riding the roller coaster or sitting in the Death Valley of waiting, and for the enlightenment of those with appointment in hand, enjoy this:

    https://www.tailhook.net/AVSLANG.htm

    Can also be Marine Corps.

    One of our house favorites is "why are you up on the governor about this?"

    Edit: Some is a little out if date WRT airframes, some terms and gender neutrality, but it's still a good compendium.
     
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    Great Post.

    Does not include the great "Bubble Check". Pilot responds do you want it at subsonic or BUSTER supersonic? ETA five minutes out hold your ears and on our way to Bingo and RTB. Not exactly what they want to hear on guard frequency. No wires under 200 feet but it was always a great show.
     
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    Why would anyone object to the Sound of Freedom rattling the glass and vibrating your sternum!?
     
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    Indigenous base party did not like hearing and seeing a couple of jets on the Cambodian border flying through the Height Finder and Search Bubble without warning. We knew it was coming but ground commander never did. They never asked why we all went outside! Because like our Huey hops to Bangkock they were not to happen. Just like those Blackbird flights on the scopes. They were always trying to plot them on the Board and the commander would go up and erase the flight track. Funny dance every five minutes.
     
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    We used to get those at our house when the space shuttle flew over on approach to landing at Canaveral.

    We enjoyed it, except for the first time when it startled the crap out of us, literally thought a huge tree fell on our house.

    I miss those days, now we have nothing! Sorry but it's embarrasing that we have to bum rides off of the Russians now. A real blow to our national pride IMHO.
     
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    Thanks for the post! Just added a standard poodle puppy to our house and my DS and I used this list for a name. We chose RIO.

    RIO
    Radar Intercept Officer. Back-seat crewman in the F-14 Tomcat or F-4 Phantom II.
     
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    So ... His middle name is Goose? Call sign Poods? You know it would be. Or Curly. Or Pufftop. They are very smart dogs.

    Back to shoveling snow. ;)
     
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    I'm getting ready to use the outside shower. It's only in the 70's here so I might get chilly . Note: lots of home down here have outside showers where you don't have close neighbors and they're fully enclosed
     
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    Two tours in Pearl Harbor. Outdoor showers were great, except for geckos hanging out in the same space.
    I actually enjoy the snow. A couple of snowstorms, and the daffodils will be here in a few weeks.
     

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