A - ALPHA
B - BRAVO
C - CHARLIE
D - DELTA
E - ECHO
F - FOXTROT
G - GOLF
H - HOTEL
I - INDIA
J - JULIET
K - KILO
L - LIMA
M - MIKE
N - NOVEMBER
O - OSCAR
P - PAPA
Q - QUEBEC
R - ROMEO
S - SIERRA
T - TANGO
U - UNIFORM
V - VICTOR
W - WHISKEY
X - X-RAY
Y - YANKEE
Z - ZULU
adult n: A senior officer.
airedale n: A naval term for a member of the aviation community.
American gloves n: Pockets.
angels n: Altitude of an aircraft in thousands of feet.
auger-in v: To bore a hole in the ground with an aircraft while still at the controls.
bandit n: An enemy aircraft.
barn n: A hangar.
basement n: The hangar deck of an aircraft carrier.
bat decoder n: The current airborne communication codes on one sheet of paper which is carried on all fight operations.
bat turn n: A tight, high-G change of an aircraft's heading.
Big Chicken Dinner n: A Bad Conduct Discharge.
bingo n: A term used to indicate that an aircraft's fuel is at the minimum to return to the preplanned airfield.
bingo field n: Land-based runway to which carrier aircraft can divert if necessary.
bird n: A rocket, guided missile, satellite, or airplane.
bird dog n: Forward air controller, usually in a small, maneuverable single-engined prop airplane.
blower n: Afterburner.
blue water ops n: Carrier flight operations beyond the reach of land bases.
boards out tr.v: Speed brakes extended.
bogey n: An unidentified flying aircraft.
bone dome n: A white flying helmet.
bounce n: An unexpected attack on an aircraft.
bowser n: An aviation fuel truck.
Bravo Zulu n: Praise for a good job.
bubba n: Fellow squadron member.
bumf n: Paperwork from headquarters.
bumf paper n: Toilet paper.
buster v: Hurry up; go as fast as possible.
buy the farm Phrasal Verb: To die, especially suddenly or violently. He bought the farm.
catshot n: A carrier takeoff assisted by catapult.
cherubs n: Altitude of an aircraft in hundeds of feet.
clag n: Clouds.
cold nose adj: Radar turned off.
cone head n: Aviation student.
crabfat n: A naval term for anybody connected with aviation, referring to the application of crabfat as a preservative of canvas in early aircraft.
1. The deck of a boat or aircraft carrier.
2. The ground.
tr.v. decked, decking, decks
To knock down. He decked his sparring partner
hit the deck
1. To get out of bed.
2. To fall or drop to a prone position.
3. To prepare for action.
dirty adj: Aircraft configured for landing with gear and flaps down.
dodo bird n: Ex-flight sergeants of the RCAF. The Dodo bird is an extinct bird, as is the flight sergeant.
driver n: Pilot.
electric jet n: The F-16 Fighting Falcon, so nicknamed because of its fly-by-wire controls.
erk n: An air force non-commissioned member.
FAG n: Fighter Attack Guy; derogatory term for F/A-18 Hornet pilots.
fairy n: A name for anyone in aviation.
falcon codes n: Numerical codes used to indicate ones displeasure or to pass a rude comment over the radio or messages.
fangs out adj: Ready for combat action.
fighter cop n: An airweapons controller.
[From Fighter Control and Operator].
file 13 n: An aircraft's garbage can.
fishhead n: A member of the navy.
fitter n: An aeroengine technician.
flathatting n: The act of unauthorized low-level flying or stunt flying.
flight line n: The area of the airfield where the aircraft are parked during active flying operations.
FLIPs n: Flight maps.
[From Flight Information Publications].
furball n: A confused aerial engagement with many combatants.
gomer n: A dogfight adversary.
gong n: A medal.
gong show n: A display of medals.
To foul up.
grease monkey n: A mechanic, especially one who works on motor vehicles or aircraft.
green apple n: The control knob for the cockpit's emergency oxygen supply.
gung ho adj: Extremely enthusiastic and dedicated.
hangar queen n: An aircraft that spends more time in maintenance than it does flying.
hawk circle n: The orbiting stack of aircraft waiting to land on the aircraft carrier.
heater n: A Sidewinder missile which homes in on heat sources.
homeplate n: One's home aerodome.
hop n: A mission or flight.
hot adj: Under enemy fire,with regard to an area.
hot LZ n: A landing zone under enemy fire.
jink v: To maneuver an aircraft violently to avoid a threat.
jock n: Pilot.
joystick n: The control stick of an aircraft.
judy n: A combat pilot's radio call signalling that the quarry is in sight and the pilot is taking control of the intercept.
juice n: Aviation fuel.
lawn dart n: A nickname for the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
lights out adj: Radar off.
loud handle n: The Lever or grip that fires an ejection seat.
milkrun n: A routine mission.
mort adj: Simulated death in air combat practice.
mud-mover n: A low-level attack aircraft such as the A-6 Intruder.
mule n: An aircraft tractor used on airfields.
music n: An electronic jamming signal intended to deceive radar.
no-load n: An underachiever.
nugget n: An inexperienced aviator.
Old Man, the n: Base commander.
padlocked adj: To have an enemy aircraft firmly in sight.
painted adj: Scanned by radar.
Paul Bunyan n: A large cargo storage container used by Air Transport Group.
pigeon n: A member of the air force.
pond n: The Atlantic Ocean.
pongo n: A member of the Army.
poopy suit n: A cold water immersion suit worn by aircrew on an aircraft carrier.
prang n: An aircraft accident.
punch out v: To eject from an aircraft.
recon n: Reconnaissance.
rhino n: Nickname for the F-4 Phantom.
rigger n: An airframe technician.
roof n: The flight deck on an aircraft carrier.
rustpicker n: A member of the navy.
sacred cow n: A Boeing 707.
scope dope n: An Airborne Interceptor Navigator.
sheriff n: The Orderly officer.
shooter n: The catapult officer.
snic n: Any personnel responsible for setting the priority for snow removal on an airfield.
[From Snow and Ice Committee].
sprog n: A student pilot.
still n: A pilot under training.
swan n: An easy course or an easy posting.
tank v: To refuel.
Tango Uniform adj: Code for "Tits Up"; broken.
Texaco n: An aerial tanker.
To slow down.
tiger n: An aggressive pilot.
To fill up with fuel.
trap n: An arrested landing on an aircraft carrier.
trash hauler n: A transport aircraft aircrewman.
turkey n: Nickname for the F-14 Tomcat.
twirly n: Anti-collision beacon on an aircraft.
vulture's row n: The main viewing gallery on an aircraft carrier.
To not make the grade at flight school.
Code for "Who Cares?".
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Code for "What The Fuck".
zoom bag n: A flight suit.