Aviation Dictionary :)

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MeteorWayne

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Subject: Aviation Dictionary<br /><br /> AIRSPEED - Speed of an airplane. (Deduct 25% when listening to a retired fighter pilot.)<br /><br /> BANK - The folks who hold the lien on most pilots' <br /><br /> CARBURETOR ICING - A phenomenon reported to the<br />FAA by pilots immediately after they run out of gas <br /> <br /> CONE OF CONFUSION - An area about the size of<br />New Jersey located near the final approach beacon at an airport.<br /><br /> CRAB - A VFR Instructor's attitude on an IFR<br />day.<br /> DEAD RECKONING - You reckon correctly, or you are<br /><br /> DESTINATION - Geographical location 30 minutes<br />beyond the pilot's bladder saturation point.<br /> <br /> ENGINE FAILURE - A condition that occurs when<br />all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with low-octane air.<br /><br /> FIREWALL - Section of the aircraft specifically<br />designed to funnel heat and smoke into the cockpit.<br /> <br /> FLIGHT FOLLOWING - Formation flying.<br /> <br /> GLIDE DISTANCE - Half the distance from an<br />airplane to the nearest emergency landing field.<br /><br /> HOBBS - An instrument which creates an emergency<br />situation should it fail during dual instruction.<br /><br /> HYDROPLANE - An airplane designed to land long<br />on a short and wet runway.<br /><br /> IFR - A method of flying by needle and<br />horoscope.<br /><br /> LEAN MIXTURE - Nonalcoholic beer.<br /><br /> MINI MAG LITE - Device designed to support the<br />AA battery industry.<br /> <br /> NA <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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usn_skwerl

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STICK ACTUATOR - the technical term for a pilot in modern commercial jets, particularly Airbus. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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docm

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AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL - A game played by airline pilots and air traffic controllers. The game has no rules, and neither side knows how it is played, but the goal is to prevent flights from arriving in time for passengers to make connecting flights.<br /><br />FLIGHT PLAN - An entertaining work of paperback fiction. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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PistolPete

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<blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr /><p>MINI MAG LITE - Device designed to support the <br />AA battery industry. <p><hr /></p></p></blockquote><br />If you think a Mini Mag is bad, you should try a SureFire. They use 3 volt lithium batteries like the kind used in camera flashbulbs.<br /><br />Expensive as hell.<br /><br />Bright as hell too. The SureFire is the flashlight that the Sun would use on a recon into a black hole.<br /><br />The only problem is that they work great until precisely five seconds before you need it. And there is no warning that the batteries are about to give out either. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><em>So, again we are defeated. This victory belongs to the farmers, not us.</em></p><p><strong>-Kambei Shimada from the movie Seven Samurai</strong></p> </div>
 
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steve82

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SPEED OF SOUND - The rate at which the auctioneer in Clearance Delivery assigns your clearance that's different from what you filed for as you desperately try to write it down on the back of a yellow Post-It before you read it back to him. It's ok if you don't get it all, though, because ATC will reroute you from that as soon as you're airborne.<br /><br />GPS CARD - the slightly out of date computer memory that doesn't contain the obscure new waypoint you were assigned when they rerouted you.<br /><br />GREAT EXPECTATIONS - Landing in Austin on Game Day and parking your 172 on the ramp to buy 13 gallons of Av gas next to a chartered 727 full of football fans that just ordered 6000 pounds of jet fuel.<br /><br />AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDY - The ramp fee you pay at most big city FBO's in return for the "free" popcorn.
 
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JROYB

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MEAT MISSILE - ATC term for skydivers.

"Cessna 1234 Alpha Bravo........traffic is a Cessna Caravan, 1 O'clock, 5 miles, 13,000 feet, dropping meat missiles".
 
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