Aviation Terms

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  1. Skyhook

    Skyhook

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    Subject: AVIATION TERMS


    > Subject: Aviation Terms
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    > Airspeed
    > Speed of an airplane. Deduct 25% when listening to a Navy Pilot.
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    > Angle of Attack
    > Pick up lines a pilot uses
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    > Bank
    > The folks who hold the lien on most pilots cars
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    > Barrel Roll
    > Sport enjoyed at squadron picnic, usually after the barrels are empty
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    > Carburetor Icing
    > A phenomenon happening to aero club pilots at exactly the same time they
    > run out of fuel
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    > Cone of Confusion
    > An area about the size of New Jersey located near the final approach
    > beacon at an airport
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    > Crab
    > The squadron Ops officer
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    > Dead Reckoning
    > You reckon correctly, or you are
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    > Engine Failure
    > A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks become filled with air
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    > Firewall
    > Section of the aircraft designed to let heat and smoke enter the cockpit
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    > Glide Distance
    > Half the distance from an aircraft to the nearest emergency landing
    > field
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    > Hydroplane
    > An airplane designed to land on a wet runway, 20,000 feet long
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    > IFR
    > A method of flying by needle and parachute
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    > Nanosecond
    > Time Delay built into the stall warning system
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    > Parasitic Drag
    > A pilot who bums a ride back and complains about the service
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    > Range
    > Usually about 30 miles beyond the point where the fuel tanks fill with
    > air
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    > Roger
    > Used when you are not sure what else to say
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    > Spoilers
    > The Federal Aviation Administration
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    > Stall
    > Technique used to explain to the bank why your car payment is late
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    > Tactics
    > What a clock sounds like when it needs fixing
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    > Yankee
    > Any pilot that asks Houston tower to "Say Again
     
  2. HerrGlock

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    Relative Wind
    When your uncle passes gas during dinner.

    Relative Humidity
    The sweat dripping off your sister's nose... Umm, I'll bet you can guess when that is.