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Seven Zero Niner

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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 07:06 AM
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Well, I know this is pretty old now but I've never really found an irrefutable answer.

Film: Aliens. Character: Ferro.

The drop ship is approaching the base and I get her earlier dialogue of "We're in the pipe, 5 by 5" but what in the name of C3PO's oil bath does "Coming around for a seven-zero-niner" actually mean?

Some kind of coordinates? A flight manoeuvre? Nothing really, it just sounded good?

Cheers.




posted on May, 26 2016 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: MrCrow


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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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I guess she was using procedure communication which is like condensed information used in radio communication.

procedure words

In the pipe five by five might mean the flight pattern is all clear.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: MrCrow
The drop ship is approaching the base and I get her earlier dialogue of "We're in the pipe, 5 by 5" but what in the name of C3PO's oil bath does "Coming around for a seven-zero-niner" actually mean?


It means coming around (lining up) for a landing without tower clearance, i.e. to a landing without ground personnel.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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Excellent! Thank you! A mystery that's been in my brain for years: solved.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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In the pipe would mean on the flight path (on bearing, on glideslope). 5x5 is typically used to describe communications, a 1-5 scale for clarity and a 1-5 scale for volume.

The 709er. Yeah. What he said.



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