CRAZY GENERAL AVIATION SLANG’S NEVER HEARD OFF
The list comprises of general aviation slang’s used by pilots (military and commercial) and bush pilots in America and Canada .References has been taken through early aviation history. The list is in alphabetical order comprising of 10 slang’s might or might not heard about.
ARE YOU RED EYE? : It is any flight departing late at night and arriving early the next morning. The term is very popular in North America .RED EYE describes symptoms of fatigue aggravated due to late night travel.
BARNSTORMER: Barnstorming was a form of entertainment in which stunt pilots either performed tricks, individually or in groups called flying circuses. Devised to “impress people with the skill of pilots and the sturdiness of planes”, it became popular in the United States during the Roaring Twenties. Barnstormers were pilots who flew throughout the country selling airplane rides and performing stunts; Charles Lindbergh first began flying in this capacity.
Cold nose/My nose is cold: Radar turned off. Also known as “Lights out” or operating without sensors.
Dangle the Dunlop’s: Extend the landing gear or lower the undercarriage.
Egg Beater: Referred to Helicopter or “Helo”
Flying Side Saddle. also, the Plumber, Mario: Referred as “Flight Engineer”
Given’er: Full throttle or to go full speed.
Hardly out of rompers (diapers): Term referred for new pilot, greenhorn.
Indian night noises: Any ominous or spooky creaks, groans, pops, and shudders of an aircraft during flight.
Keep the shiny side up — keep the dirty side down, Fly straight at level (not inverted).