Aviation Slang

 

Aviation Slang

 

 

 

 

A - "ALPHA"

 

 

AAA - Anti-aircraft Artillery.

ACM - Air Combat Maneuvering, or dogfighting.

Ack Ack guns – Anti aircraft guns

Abaft – Farther than aft

Abeam – Object located in your 3 or 9 O’clock position. Used in position reporting

AGL - Above Ground Level. An airplane's altimeter reads height above Mean Sea Level

Air Boss - Head of the Air Department onboard a carrier; ruler of the flight deck.

Air Wing - The entire complement of aircraft fielded by the carrier in battle: fighters, attack jets, early-warning planes, tankers, helicopters, antisubmarine patrol craft, etc.

Alert 5 - A manned aircraft that can launch within five minutes. Similarly, Alert 15, Alert 30, Alert 60.

Aluminum Cloud - The F-14 is so large that it is sometimes referred to by this term.

Aluminum overcast – Describing a large aircraft

Alpha Mike Foxtrot - "AMF". Phonetics for "Adios Mother F#cker”.

Angel - Carrier rescue helicopter

Angels - Altitude, measured in thousands of feet ("angels fourteen" means 14,000 feet ASL).

Anti-Smash - Aircraft strobe, or anti-collision, lights.

Angle of Attack (AOA) - Angle of the wing relative to the forward flight path of the airplane. On any aircraft, too great an angle of attack will cause the wing to stall, as airflow across the upper surface becomes separated and turbulent.

Angles - Gaining angles on a dogfight opponent involves maneuvering for a shot from astern The ultimate in an angles fight is an angle of zero. Straight up the enemy's tailpipe.

“Attaboy” – Highest praise from the Airboss
 

 

 

 

 

B - "BRAVO"

 



"Back to the Taxpayers" - Where you send a wrecked aircraft.

Bag - Flight suit or anti-exposure suit

Bag Season - Cold weather or water conditions which require the wearing of anti-exposure gear; which is very restrictive, uncomfortable and unpopular

Ball - An amber visual landing aid that the pilot uses to adjust aircaft relative position to  a desired final approach glideslope. The primary optical landing device on the carrier. The “Meatball” Similar to a PAPI or VASI

Bandit - Dogfight adversary positively identified as a bad guy. Hostile aircraft.

Barberpole – Gear unsafe warning or in transit indication – Not up or Down

Basement - Hangar deck of the aircraft carrier.

Bat Decoder - A sheet of paper carried on all fight operations that is the key to current airborne communication codes.

Bat-turn - A tight, high-G change of heading. A reference to the rapid 180-degree Batmobile maneuver in the old "Batman" television series.

Beaded Up - Worried or excited.

Behind the Power Curve - Not keeping up with expectations.

Bent - Damaged or broken.

Bingo ~ Minimum fuel for a safe return to base. Aircraft can fly and fight past bingo fuel  in combat situations, but at considerable peril.

Bingo Field - Land-based runway to which carrier aircraft can be used as an alternate.

Birds – Aircraft

Blower - Afterburner.

Blue-Water Ops - Carrier flight operations beyond the reach of land bases or bingo fields.

Boards Out - Speed brakes extended

Boat - Any Navy ship regardless of size. The aircraft carrier is "THE Boat".

Bogey - Unidentified and potentially hostile aircraft.

Bolt, Bolter - A carrier landing attempt in which the hook fails to engage any of the 4      arresting cables, requiring a "go-around"

Boola-Boola - Radio call made when a pilot shoots down a drone.

Boresight - To line up the axis of a gun with its sights, but pilots use the term to describe       concentrating on a small detail to the point of causing some detriment to the "big picture".

BOREX - A dull, repetitive exercise

Bought the Farm – Pilot killed. Originated from the practice of the government  reimbursing farmers for crops destroyed due to aviation accidents on their fields. Farmer's would inflate the value of lost crops to the point that, in effect, the pilot "bought the farm".

Bounce, Tap - Unexpected attack on another aircraft.

Bounce and Blow – Touch and Go

Brain Housing Group - Mock-technical term for the skull.

Bravo Zulu – A task well performed

Bugout – Egress a position or situation rapidly

Bubbas - Fellow squadron members; anyone who flies the same aircraft as you do.

Bumping - ACM (Air Combat Maneuvering),also called "bumping heads".

BuNo - Bureau number, permanent serial number that the Navy assigns to an aircraft.

Burner - Afterburner

Buster - Controller term for full military power: to hurry up, go as fast as possible.

 

 

 

 

C - "CHARLIE"

 


CAG - Commander of the Air Group - the carrier's chief pilot.

Carqual, or CQ - Carrier qualification; a set number of carrier takeoffs and landings  

                            required in training and at periodic intervals of all carrier flight crews.

Catshot - A carrier takeoff assisted by a steam-powered catapult. A "cold cat," one in

               which insufficient launch pressure has been set into the device.  This may cause

               the launching aircraft to depart the deck below minimum controllable speed and 

               may result in loss of control. A 'hot cat" too much pressure - is less perilous, but

               can rip out the nose wheel assembly or the launching bridle.

CAVU - Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited: the best possible flying weather.

Centurion - An aviator who has made 100 shipboard landings.

Charlie - The planned landing time aboard a carrier.

Charlie Foxtrot - "cluster-f#ck"

Check Six - Visual observation of the rear quadrant, from which most air-to-air attacks  

                    can be expected. Refers to the clock system of scanning the envelope around  

                    the aircraft; 12 o'clock is straight ahead, 6 o'clock is directly astern.

Checking for Light Leaks - Taking a nap, referring to the eyelids

Cherubs - Altitude under 1,000 feet, measured in hundreds of feet ("cherubs two" means

                 200 feet).

 

Clean – Clean configuration – Gear up, flaps up

Cold Nose - Radar turned off , also known as "Lights out", (Navy pilots transmit "My  

                     nose is cold" before refueling from Air Force tankers).

COD - Carrier On-Board Delivery aircraft.

Colorful Actions - Flathatting, showing off, or otherwise ignoring safe procedures while 

                               flying.

Combat Dump - A bowel movement before flying; also called "sending an admiral to 

                           sea"

Cones - Students, short for coneheads: also called nurkin heads.

Conning - Making contrails.

Contract - Agreements and ground rules, some minor and some life-threatening, between  

                 two-man fighter crews or between wingmen.

Crossdeck Pendant - An arresting wire on an aircraft carrier; or the attaching cord  

                                  between a VERTREP helicopter to its externally slung cargo.

 

 

 

 

 

D - "DELTA"

 

 

Dash Two - The second plane in a two-or-more aircraft formation; the wingman.

Dead Heading - pilots flying as passengers.

 

Deadstick – Approach and landing without power

Deck Spotter - Derogatory term for a pilot who looks away from the meatball to peek at

                        the deck.

Delta - When an aircraft arrives at a boat for recovery, this instruction tells the pilot to  

            stay clear and save gas; refers to a holding pattern at the boat.

Delta Sierra - "dumb shit": describes a stupid action, negates previous Bravo Zulus and

                      Sierra Hotels.

Departure - Literally departure from controlled flight, usually brought on in high-

                   performance jets by excessive angle of attack.

 

Ditch – Forced landing into water

Dirty - Aircraft configured for landing with gear, flaps and hook down.

Dot - Refers to how a distant aircraft looks on the horizon, ("I'm a dot" means "I'm out of 

          here").

Double Ugly - F-4 Phantom.

Double Nuts - The CAG's bird usually numbered 100 or 00.

Down - Broken, not flying. A sick pilot or snagged aircraft is "down".

Drift Factor - If you have a high one, you aren't reliable.

Driver - Pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

E - "ECHO"

 


Echo Range - A corner of the China Lake Naval Weapons Test Center outfitted with  

                       ground targets and electronic threat simulators. Many Top Gun training 

                       sessions occur over Echo Range.

ECM - Electronic Countermeasures; systems for jamming or misleading enemy weapons,

            communications, and radar.

Electric Jet - The F-16 Fighting Falcon, so nicknamed because of its fly-by-wire controls.

                     or "Lawn Dart"

ELINT - Electronic Intelligence; the gathering of electronic emissions related to

              communications, weapons control, or reconnaissance.

Envelope - The maximum performance parameters of an aircraft; flying at the edge of the

                   envelope means to utilize max speed, Gs or altitude of an aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

F - "FOXTROT"



FAG - Fighter Attack Guy; derogatory term for F/A-18 Hornet drivers.

Fangs Out - When a pilot is really hot for a dogfight.

Fangs Sunk in Floorboard - When a fighter pilot boresights on a kill but ends up getting 

                                              shot himself.

FARP - Fleet ACM Readiness Program; a periodic training program of the Fleet Air  

             Wing; dogfighting practice with an adversary squadron.

FASO - Flight Physiology Training: recurrent safety training for aircrews directed at

             emphasizing physiological stressors, conditions that may be encountered in flight

FAST - Fleet Air Superiority Training.

Father - Slang term for shipboard TACAN station. There is a Father on most Mothers.

Feet Wet/Dry - USN terms describing flight position "over-water" and "over-land."

Flathatting - Unauthorized low-level flying.

Flare - The nose-up landing attitude normal for most land-based aircraft. Carrier jets do 

            not flare due to increased landing distance caused by float time. Also the terminal

            portion of a helicopter autorotation in which rotor speed can be accelerated while

            reducing rate-of-descent and forward groundspeed.

 

“Flare to land, squat to pee” – Navy pilots description of Air Force Pilots

Fly-by-wire ~ Electronic, computer-controlled operation of aircraft control surfaces.

FM - "f#cking magic": very high-tech; used to describe how something you don't  

         understand actually works.

FOD - Foreign Object Damage.  Jet intakes can ingest loose objects, and even the  

                                                      smallest item, a rock or bolt can seriously damage jet  

                                                      turbine or propeller blades.

 

Forced landing – Emergency landing without power or immediately following a critical 

                             failure/fire

Fox One, Two, Three - Radio calls indicating the firing of a Sparrow, Sidewinder, or  

                                      Phoenix air-to- air missile.  AAM

Furball - A confused aerial engagement with many combatants. Several aircraft in tight

              ACM.

 

 

 

 

 

G - "GOLF"

 


Gs, G-loading - High-performance aircraft subject airframes and occupants to centrifugal

                          forces. One-G equals normal gravity(14.7psi); a pilot and plane pulling

                          4-Gs will feel forces equal to four times the weight of gravity.

G-suit - Nylon trousers that wrap around the legs and abdomen. Filled automatically with  

              compressed air in high-G maneuvers, the G-suit helps prevent the pooling of  

              blood in the lower extremities, thus retarding the tendency to lose consciousness.  

              Also known as "speed-jeans"

Gaff Off - Ignore.

Gate - Afterburner.  

Gigahertz and Nanoseconds - Highly technical, detailed, and hard to understand.

Gizmo - A piece of technical gear (also doodad, thingamabob, or hoo-ha)

 

G-LOC – Gravity induced loss of consciousness. 

Glove - The huge wing root of the F-14 Tomcat, housing the mechanism for moving the

             variable- geometry wings.

Go Juice - Jet fuel.

god - The authority, boss, or person with full responsibility.

Goes Away - What something does when you hit it with a missile.

Golden Leg Spreaders - Pilot wings.

Gomer - Slang for a dogfight adversary, derived from the old Gomer Pyle 

              TV show.

Goo - Bad weather that makes it impossible to see; in the clouds. “Soup” IMC

Goon Up - Screw up.

Gouge - The latest inside information. Also the poop, the skinny.

Green Apple - The control knob for the cockpit's emergency oxygen supply.

Greenie Board - Prominently displayed squadron scoreboard where the landing signal

                          officers rate the pilots' carrier landings. "weenie board."

Gripe - A mechanical problem on an aircraft. An "up" gripe means you can still fly: a  

            "down" gripe means aircraft is grounded.

 

Groove – Perfect position on approach in relation to glide slope, AOA and the Meatball

 

 

 

 

 

H - "HOTEL"

 


Hamburger Helper - The bombardier-navigator (B/N) or radar intercept officer (RIO).
 


Hangar Queen - An aircraft that suffers chronic "downs"; hangar queens are often                        

                          cannibalized for parts to be used on other aircraft

Hard Deck - Minimum altitude for training engagements. Early Top Gun  

                     hops limited to a 10,000-foot AGL hard deck.

Hawk Circle - The orbiting stack of aircraft waiting to land on the carrier.

Head on a Swivel - Keeping an eye peeled for an ACM adversary; also called "doing the  

                                Linda Blair," for the 360-degree head rotation in the movie "The

                                Exorcist".

Heater - Sidewinder missile which homes in on heat sources.”Heatseeker”

Helo - Universal Navy/Marine term for helicopter.

High PRF - Extremely excitable (PRF is a radar term: pulse repetition frequency).

High Warble - Unduly agitated.

Hop - A Mission, or flight

HOTAS - Hands On Throttle And Stick.

HUD - Heads Up Display. A transparent screen mounted in front of the windscreen on

             which pertinent data from flight instruments and weapons systems are projected.

 

Huffer- Jet engine start cart

Hummer - The E-2 Hawkeye early-warning aircraft, in reference to the sound of its  

                  turboprop engines.

 

 

 

 

 

I - "INDIA"

 


IFR - Instrument Flight Rules

Indian Night Noises - The ominous creaks, pops, and shudders of an aircraft in flight

In-Flight Engagement - Snagging the arresting wire before the wheels touch the deck.

                                      This can result in damage to the aircraft.

In the Spaghetti - Where you catch the wires on the deck

INS - Inertial Navigation System A device using precise gyros that permits the pilot to  

          determine his location anywhere on earth within a few hundred feet.

 

 

 

 

 

J - "JULIET"

 

 

JBD – Jet Blast Deflector


Jink – A quick maneuver to avoid a threat.

Jock, Driver - Pilot, as in "helo driver", or "fighter jock"

JP-4, JP-5 - Types of jet fuel: the aroma of which makes former aviators nostalgic for flight operations.

Judy - Radio call signaling that your quarry is in sight and you are taking control of the

           intercept.

 

 

 

 

 

K - "KILO"

 


Kick the Tires and Light the Fires - Shorten the pre-flight walk around.

Knife Fight in a Phone Booth - Close-in, slow-speed aerial dogfight. "knife-fight".

 

 

 

 

 

L - "LIMA"

 


LEAPEX ~ A jump-through-your ass drill. Something silly that needs to be done NOW!

Lethal Cone, Cone of Vulnerability - Area to the rear of the jet's tailpipe, into which most

                                                             infra-red missile and gun attacks are ideally  

                                                             launched.

Lights Out - Radar off.

 

Lineup – lining up the aircraft with the runway or Fight Deck

Lost the Bubble - Got confused or forgot what was happening.

Loading/Unloading - Increasing or decreasing angle of attack and G's

Loud Handle - Lever or grip that fires ejection seat.

LSO - Landing Signals Officer. Squadron member with considerable experience in

           carrier landings, responsible for assisting others onto the deck and for grading their  

           efforts. Also known as "paddles".

 

 

 

 

M - "MIKE"

 


Martin-Baker Fan Club - If you eject, you're a member (a reference to the Martin-Baker  

                                         company, manufacturer of ejection seats).

Meatball - The glideslope indication light that pilots watch when they're trapping.
                  “Call the Ball”


Merge, Merged Plot - The point at which aircraft come into contact, after having been  

                                    vectored toward each other by radar control.

CAP - Combat Air Patrol over ground-attack aircraft.

Military Power - Maximum jet engine power without engaging afterburner.

Mini-Boss - The Assistant Air Boss.

Mort - "Killed" in ACM practice.

Mother/Mom - The boat on which you are deployed, and where you launched from.

Mud-mover, Ground-pounder - Low-level attack aircraft.

Music - Electronic Jamming intended to deceive radar.

My Fun Meter is Pegged - Sarcastic comment for, "I am not enjoying this."

 

 

 

 

N - "NOVEMBER"

 


NATOPS - The Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization program,

NFO - An aviator who is an officer but not a pilot. "No Future  

           Occupation"; also called the "walkin'-talkin' navbag."

NFWS - The Navy Fighter Weapons School, a graduate school for fighter pilots. "Top 

              Gun".

Nice Vapes - High speed at low altitude or high G causes dramatic vapor trails.

No-Load - An underachiever.

No Joy - Failure to make visual sighting; or inability to establish radio communications.

Nugget - A first-tour aviator. “FNG”

Nylon Letdown - Ejection and descent with parachute. “Hitting the silk”

 

 

 

 

 

O - "OSCAR"

 


OAST - Overland Air Superiority Training. A periodic training exercise conducted over

              land and integrating all the elements of the carriers air wing.

On the Mouse - Talking on the flight-deck radio circuit that uses a headset resembling  

                          Mickey Mouse ears.

Opportunity to excel - A disagreeable job without the time or resources to properly

                                    complete.

Oversweep - When the F-14, on the ground, sweeps its wings to seventy-two degrees aft 

                       for storage on carrier.

 

 

 

 

P - "PAPA"

 


Padlocked - To have a bogey firmly in your sights.

Painted - Scanned by radar.

Passing Gas - What an aerial tanker does.

Pass - The point at which fighters, closing head-on, flash past each other. Or a landing 

           attempt.


Penalty Box - If you get a wave off or a bolter.

Pickle - A device held by the LSO that activates the "cut" light on the lens: as a verb, to  

             drop a bomb or external fuel tank.

Pinging On - Paying close attention.

Pinkie - A landing made at twilight between the official time of sunset (or sunrise) and

             "real" darkness; it officially counts as a night landing, but is cheating; preferred

             type of "night" landing by O-4's and above.

Pit - Rear seat position.

 

Pitch – Attitude of aircraft nose relative to the horizon

PLAT - Pilot landing aid television. a videotape camera that records all carrier launches

             and recoveries.

Playmates - The pilots of other aircraft on the same mission as you.

Plumber - An inept pilot.

Pointy End - The front of a boat

 

Poopy suit – Anti exposure suit worn over flight suit

Popeye - What you are when you're flying in the soup or goo. (IMC)

Power Puke or Power Barf - Projectile vomiting, a symptom of airsickness.

Pole - Control stick.

Prang - To bump, crunch, bend, or break an aircraft.

Pucker Factor – Scary incident

Puke - Pilot who flies a different kind of aircraft than you, as in fighter puke or

            attack puke.

Punch Out - To eject.

 

 

 

Q - "QUEBEC"

 

 

 

 

R - "ROMEO"

 


R2D2 - A RIO (a reference to Luke Skywalker's robot backseater in the Star Wars

             movies).

Ramp Strike - Landing short in the ramp area.

Radome - Streamlined fiberglass enclosure covering a radar antenna.

RAG - Replacement Air Group. Squadron in which newly trained pilots are introduced

            to, and trained in, a particular aircraft type. Formally known as the FRS (Fleet

            Replacement Squadron).

Red Flag - Advanced aerial combat training exercise, held by the Air Force at Nellis

                 AFB, Nevada. 

Rhino - Nickname for the F-4 Phantom. Also Double Ugly.

RIO - Radar Intercept Officer. Back-seat crewman in the F-14 Tomcat and F-4 Phantom.  

          A specialized NFO

Rocket One - The skipper.

Roof - The flight deck on the carrier.

 

 

 

 

S - "SIERRA”

 


SA - Situational Awareness. Knowing what your airplane is doing relative to its

        envelope, where your adversary is, where the ground is, the status of enemy threats       

        on the ground, and hundreds of other variables.

SAM - Surface-to-air missile.

SAR - Search and Rescue.

Scooter - Nickname for the A-4 Skyhawk

Scope - A RIO.

Section - Two aircraft operating together as a tactical unit.

Shoe - Short for "blackshoes," a derogatory term for nonflying personnel; aviators wear

            brown shoes. “Ground pounder”

Shooter - The catapult officer.

Sierra Hotel - "Shit Hot," high praise; the pilot's favorite and all-purpose expression of  

                       approval

Smoking Hole ~ An airplane crash site.

 

SNAG – Mechanical malfunction of an aircraft part or component

Sniffer - A device on the flight deck that checks that an aircraft is broadcasting  

              transmissions. IFF(Indent Friend or Foe) 



Snuggle Up - During formation flight, to close up under the wing of another aircraft. 

                     “Bring it in”

Sortie - A single mission by one aircraft.

Speed of Heat, Warp One - Very, very fast.

Speed Slacks, Speed Jeans - The G-suit. which applies pressure to the legs to aid in  

                                              preventing blackout during high-G maneuvering.

Spooled Up - Excited.

Spud Locker - The part of a carrier where you don't want to land; it is well down on the                               

                         fantail, so if you hit it, you are way too low

State - How much fuel you've got. Mother requests, "Say your state". Responded to in

            the form of hours and minutes of fuel onboard til you "splash". You respond

           "State one plus two zero to splash" = 1 hours and 20 minutes of flying time  

            remaining.

Stick - Throttle Interconnect ~ Mock-tech term for a pilot (also called just a "stick").

Sweet - Up and working.

 

 

 

 

T - "TANGO"

 


TACAN - Tactical Aid to Navigation. Navigation aid which provides bearing and

                 distance (slant range) between it and an airplane.

TACTS - Tactical Aircrew Combat Training System. A system of computers, sensors,

                 data pods, and graphic displays that permits real-time depiction of an aerial  

                 dogfight.

Tank - Refuel

Tango Uniform -  "tits up"; broken, not functioning.

Texaco - An aerial tanker. e.g. KC-135's , KC-10

Three Down and Locked - Landing gear down and ready for landing. A required  

                                           confirmation call prior to landing at Air Force bases.

Three-Nine Line - Imaginary line across your airplane's wingspan. A primary goal in  

                               ACM is to keep your adversary in front of your three-nine line.

Throttle Back - To slow down, Power back

Tiger - An aggressive pilot.

Tits Machine - A righteous airplane. A nostalgic term referring to birds gone by.  

Top Off - Fill up with gas.

Trap - An arrested landing on a carrier, a helo landing into an RSD (rapid securing   

           device)

Trick-or-Treat - If you don't make the trap. you have to tank.

Turkey - Nickname for the F-14 Tomcat

Tweak - To fine-tune or adjust.

Twirly - Anti-collision beacon on an aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

U - "UNIFORM"

 


Up - Working, not broken.

Up on the Governor - When someone is about to have a tantrum (Derived from the prop  

                                     governor which keeps the propeller blades from overspeeding).

Up to Speed, or Up to Snuff - To understand or to know what's going on.

 

 

 

 

 

V - "VICTOR"

 

 

V-speeds – Operational speed limitations for any given aircraft. ex; VLR – Velocity for

                   landing gear retraction

 
Varsity Play for the Deck - A skillful landing attempt.

VSTOL - Very Short Takeoff and Landing. Also VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing)

Vulture's Row - A viewing gallery on an aircraft carrier's island. Observation of flight  

                          deck operations.

 

 

 

 

 

W - "WHISKEY"

 


Warm Fuzzy - Feeling of confidence or security.

Warthog - Universal nickname for the A-10 Thunderbolt II

Wash Out - To not make the grade at flight school.

Waveoff - When the LSO orders a pilot not to trap.

Whiskey Charlie - "Who cares"

Whiskey Delta - "weak dick", a pilot who can't cut it.

 

Widomaker – F-104 Starfighter. Due to many accidents involving this aircraft.

Winder - A Sidewinder missile.

Wingman - Second aircraft/pilot in a two-ship formation.

Workups - Putting a ship through certain tests and exercises before going on cruise.

 

 

 

 

X - "X-RAY"

 

 

 

 

Y - "YANKEE"

 

 

“Yank and Bank” – Successive Steep climbing/banking turns, high G loading and

                                 unloading

 

 

 

 

Z - "ZULU"

 


Zero-Dark-Thirty - A half-hour after midnight. Operations after midnight/before sunrise.                                 

Zone 1 - Min afterburner in the F-14

Zone 5 - Max afterburner in the F-14

Zoombag - Flight suit.

 

 

 

Aircraft  Nicknames

   

 

Aardvark
General Dynamics F-111
Able Dog
Douglas AD Skyraider
Aerobee
Aerojet General X-8
All Three Dead
Douglas A3D Skywarrier
Aluminium Overcast
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aluminium Overcast
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Aluminium Overcast
Douglas C-124 Globemaster
Angel
Lockheed U-2
Ass-Ender
Curtiss XP-55 Ascender
Awful Terrible Six
North American AT-6 Texan
Baltimore Whore
Martin B-26 Marauder
Bamboo Bomber
Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
Banjo
McDonnell F2H Banshee
Bantam Bomber
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Barge
Douglas SBD Dauntless
Bat Plane
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Beast
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Bee Tee
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Bent-Wing Bird
Vought F4U Corsair
Blackfish
Fairey Swordfish
Bloody Paraliser
Handley Page 0/400
Biff
Bristol F.2B
Big Bird
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Big Stick
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Billy's Bomber
North American B-25 Mitchell
Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71
Black Jet
Lockheed F-117
Bleed-Air Blimp
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Bone
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Boomerang
Northrop B-2 Spirit
Brisfit
Bristol F2B
Little Shaver
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Budget Bomber
Northrop B-2 Spirit
Buff
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
(Big, Ugly Fat F#cker)
Bug Smasher
Beech C-45 Expeditor
Bumble Bee
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin
Buzz Bomb
V-1
Cadillac
Northrop M2
Canuck
Curtiss JN-4D
Catfish
Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk
Cee One-Oh-Boom
Consolidated C-109 Liberator
Chickenhawk
Cessna T-41 Mescalero
Chipmunk
Boeing RC-135C
Clunk
Douglas SBD Dauntless
Coconutknocker
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Connie
Lockeed Constellation
Convertor
Cessna T-37
Cradle
Fairchild PT-19
Cranberry
Martin B-57 Canberra
Crane
Sykorsky CH-54 Tarhe
Crowd Killer
Fairchild C-87 Packet
Crowd Killer
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Dagger
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Dart
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Delta Queen
Convair B-58 Hustler
Deuce
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Dinosaur
Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
Dogship
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Dollar Nineteen
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Doodlebug
V-1
Dorito
MDD A-12
Double-Breasted Cub
Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
Double Ugly
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Double Ugly
Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Dragon Lady
Lockheed U-2
Droop Snoot
Lockheed P-38 Lightning with glass
 
nose
Egg
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
Electric Jet
General Dynamics F-16
Emil
Messerschmitt Bf 109E
Etagere (Elevator)
NC.1071
Faithfull Annie
Avro Anson
Fat Albert
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Fertile Myrtle
Grumman AF-2W Guardian
Fifi
Grumman F3F
Flying Banana
Vertol CH-21 Workhorse
Flying Bathtub
Northrop M2F
Flying Bedstead
Rolls-Royce TMR
Flying Carrot
Westland Lysander
Flying Coffin
Airspeed Horsa
Flying Dump Truck
Douglas AD Skyraider
Flying Edsel
General Dynamics F-111
Flying Eggbeater
Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly
Flying Gas Station
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Flying Prostitute
Martin B-26 Marauder
Flying Potato
Martin-Marietta X-24A
Flying Flatiron
Martin-Marietta X-24B
Flying Shithouse
Kaman HH-43 Huskie
Flying Suitcase
Handley Page Hampden
Flying Speed Brake
Lockheed Constellation
Flying Washboard
Ford Trimotor
FOD Vacuum
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Ford
Douglas F4D Skyray
Fork-tailed Devil
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
FRED
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
 
(Fantastic Ridiculous Economic
 
Disaster)
Fritz
Messerschmitt Bf 109F
Frog
Martin P5M Mariner
Frustrated Palm Tree
Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly
Fork-tailed devil
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Gator
Boeing T-43
Go Get Him Fido
AIM-120 AMRAAM
Ghost
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Ginnie
Vickers Virginia
Gipsy Rose Lee
Curtiss P-40L Warhawk
Gliding Electric Show
Grumman EA-6B Prowler
GLOB
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
 
(Ground Loving Old Bastard)
Gooney Bird
Douglas C-47 Dakota
Grand Old Lady
Douglas C-47 Dakota
Ground Gripper
De Havilland Trident
Ground Loving Whore
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Guppy
Grumman AF-2W Guardian
Gustav
Messerschmitt Bf 109G
Gutless Cutlass
Vought F7U Cutlass
Habu
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Halibag
Handley Page Halifax
Heinneman's Hot Rod
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Helldiver
Curtiss F8C
Herk
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Hog
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Hog
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Hog
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Hog
Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Hog Nose
Boeing RC-135M
Hook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Huey
Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Huey Cobra
Bell AH-1 Cobra
Hummer
Cessna T-37
Hummer
Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
Hun
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Iron Butterfly
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Ironworks
Grumman
Jenny
Curtiss JN
Jug
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Jump Jet
BAe/MDD AV-8 Harrier
Katy
Payen Pa 49
Kobry ("Cobra")
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Lanc
Avro Lancaster
Lawn Dart
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lawn Dart
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Lead Sled
McDonnell F3H Demon
Lead Sled
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Lead Sled
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Lead Sled
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Lead Sled
Boeing RC-135U
Lieutenant Eater
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Little Hummer
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Little Hummer
Douglas A-26 Invader
Little Racer
Douglas A-26 Invader
Lizzie
Westland Lysander
Loach
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
Magnesium Overcast
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Man-Eater
LTV A-7 Corsair II
Maytag Messerschmitt
Ryan PT-22 Recruit
Meatbox
Gloster Meteor
MiG Master
Vought F8U Crusader
Mighty Iron Hardware
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Mighty Mite
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Monkeyknocker
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Nighthawk
Lockheed F-117
Ninak
De Havilland D.H.9A
North American Safety Jet
North American T-2 Buckeye
Old Metuselah
Douglas C-47 Dakota
Old Shaky
Douglas C-124 Globemaster
Old Smokey
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Olive on a toothpick
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
One-Oh-Wonder
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Overcast
North American B-70 Valkyrie
Panzerknacker
Junkers Ju 87G
Peacemaker
Convair B-36
Pea Shooter
Boeing P-26
Peter Dash Flash
North American P-51 Mustang
Pinball
Bell RP-63 Kingcobra
Placid Plodder
Douglas C-47 Dakota
Plastic Bug
McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet
Polecat
Grumman X-29
Porker
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Pregnant Beast
Grumman TBF Avenger
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Douglas AC-4
Queen
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Q-bird
Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Queer
Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Radial Interceptor
Beech T-34 Mentor
Rhapsody in Glue
Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
Rhino
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Sabre Dog
North American F-86D Sabre
Scarier
BAe/MDD AV-8 Harrier
Scrapper
Grumman AF-2S Guardian
Seven Balls Two
Convair XF-92
Shagbat
Supermarine Walrus
Shar
BAe Sea Harrier
Shithook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Silver Bullet
Convair XP-81
Silver Dollar
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Silver Sow
Boeing C-135
Six
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Six Shooter
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Scooter
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Skunk Works
Lockheed's Burbank plant
Skycrane
Sykorsky CH-54 Tarhe
Skyhog
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
SLAT
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
 
(Slow, Low Aerial Target)
Sled
Lockheed SR-71
Slick
Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Slick Chick
North American RF-100A
Slow But Deadly
Douglas SBD Dauntless
Slow Navy Bomber
Beech SNB Kansan
Sluf
LTV A-7 Corsair II
 
(Short, little ugly fellah)
Snake
Bell AH-1 Cobra
Snake
Lockheed P2V Neptune
Son of a Bitch 2nd Class
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Spad
Douglas A-1 Skyraider
Spam Can
North American P-51 Mustang
Sparkvark
Grumman EF-111 Raven
Speedy Three
Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless
Spit
Supermarine Spitfire
Squash Bomber
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Staggerwing
Beech 17
Superbolt
P-47 Thunderbolt with 'bubble'
 
cockpit.
Stanley Steamer
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Star Lizard
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Sterile Arrow
Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Stoof
Grumman S2F Tracker
Strat
Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Stratobladder
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Strike Pig
Boeing T-43
Stringbag
Fairey Swordfish
Stuka
Junkers Ju-87
Super Hog
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Super Shitter
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Swinger
General Dynamics F-111
Switchblade
General Dynamics F-111
Swoose Goose
Vultee XP-54
Tadpole
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Tank
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
T-bird
Lockheed T-33
T-bolt
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Tennis Court
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Thud
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Thunder Piglet
Fairchild Republic T-46A
Thunderscreech
Republic XF-84H
Tin Goose
Ford Trimotor
Tinker Toy
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Tin Mossie
Vickers 432
Torbeau
Bristol Beaufighter TF.X
Tripehound
Sopwith Triplane
Triple Threat
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Tsetse
De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.XVIII
T-tailed Mountain Magnet
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Tub
Convair TF-102 Delta Dagger
Turkey
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Turkey
Grumman TBF Avenger
Tweet
Cessna T-37
Tweety Bird
Cessna T-37
Ultra Hog
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Useless 78
Cessna UC-78 Bobcat
Useless Deuce
Lockheed U-2
Velcro Hawk
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Vibrator
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Viper
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Voting Member
F-16 pilot
Warthog
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Whale
Douglas F3D Skynight
Whale
Douglas A3D Skywarrior
Whispering Death
Vought F4U Corsair (apocryphical?)
Whispering Death
Bristol Beaufighter
Whistling Shitcan
BAe/MDD AV-8 Harrier
White Rocket
Northrp T-38 Talon
Widow-Maker
Martin B-26 Marauder
Willy Fudd
Grumman W2F
Wimpy
Vickers Wellington
Wobblin' Goblin
Lockheed F-117
World's Largest Dog Whist
le  Cessna T-37
Yellow Peril
Stearman N2S / PT-17 Kaydet

 

 

 

 

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