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Acronyms 101, or "What the heck are they talking about?"

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posted on Mar, 15 2016 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BASSPLYR

I'll just get right on that then. Any more requests I can jam into my day?


Well, seeing as your asking, do you know what that yellow coloured lozenge thing is that flys high in the atmosphere




posted on Mar, 15 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: nelloh62

Yes.



posted on Mar, 15 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Haha, I knew that is the answer I would get. Cant blame a guy for trying



posted on Mar, 15 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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GIB Guy in Back
RIO Radar Intercept Officer
WSO Weapons Systems Officer
FOD Foreign Object Damage can also mean Foreign Objects and Debris
SLUF Short Little Ugly Fella usually refers to the A-7 Corsair.
MAD Magnetic Anomaly Detector
There's a few terms that I'd like to mention.
Bingo Having the minimum fuel to reach base.
Blue Water Ops When the planes on an aircraft carrier have to land on the ship or in the water because they don't have enough fuel to reach a land base even with shipboard tanker support.



posted on Mar, 15 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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FRED: F***ing ridiculous Environmental/Economic Disaster, a term of endearment for the C-5 Galaxy



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

Hey don't dis the C-5 I helped build those birds. Now the C-141 is another issue.

LAOC Lockheed's Aluminum OverCast
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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:08 AM
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How about VTOL - Vertical take-off and landing, LTA - Lighter than air and HTA - heavier than air?

Couldn't find those...

BT



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Oh, it's one of my favorite aircraft for the TF-39s alone. The sheer ability of even the distant sound of one of those monsters approaching to trigger my ADD ruined my youth soccer game many a time indeed.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

I had an M go low over a truck stop in Texas. If I hadn't watched it the whole time I never would have known what it was from the sound.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby
In 1987-88 I built the wing flaps for the C-5 re-wing project. Did 35 out of 51 ship sets.
I was working at a small airport in Western Pennsylvania in 1990. While they were ramping up for Desert Storm the local C-130 outfit started practicing instrument approaches at our airport. The phone started ringing off the hook with people wanting to know what was going on? One woman told me that the shadow of the C-130 darkened her whole house. I told her "That was one of the little ones." and then she slammed the phone in my ear. At that time I just wanted a C-5 to do a missed approach, thinking what would she do when her house went dark for 15 to 20 seconds.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

They had a big ceremony planned for the first aircraft being delivered to the AF. The, at the time, MAC commander flew it from the plant. They had all sorts of VIPs waiting at the base.

The flight was prefect until he landed. He hit the brakes and blew 16 tires. They could taxi or tow with no more than 14 deflated.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Didn't they have trouble with the hydraulic accumulators for the brakes overcharging?



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Yeah it was something like that.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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IFR instrument flight rules
IMC instrument meteorological conditions
VFR visual flight rules
VMC visual meteorological conditions
ATC air traffic control

FBW fly by wire



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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IFE- In Flight Emergency. Also, 7700 on the transponder.
CONUS- Continental US
WESTPAC- Western Pacific
AOR- Area of Responsibility
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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Zaphod58, you have put a lot of work on your list. I have always had to look up Acronym's on Google. I just printed your list. I thank you kindly!

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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 09:07 PM
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O-F-F it means off for the Zipper suits out there.
JEEP - Just Enough Education to Pass
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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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Dup post.
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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58




ATA


Missed it by one T ...

But seriously thanks for the post
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posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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Not exactly an acronym but I've always been puzzled about aircraft what how they get their names (well not names but stick me with me for a second)

For example F-18, what does the F stand for
A-10
B-52

Now I'm assuming the F stands for fighter? B for bomber? A for attack aircraft? Or am I completely looking at it the wrong way. Just something that always puzzled me







 
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