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Looking to develop a list (for a project) of slang and/or technical terms that we use in our industry......i.e., skids up, torque turn, Jesus Nut..........

 

OK, let me have it. Legit, funny, not funny, rude, crude and socially unacceptable......whatta ya got? :unsure:

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"Left skid low." That's actually a screen name I use sometimes.

 

Also, what about nicknames for helicopters? Crashhawk (Black Hawk), Hook (Chinook), Hookers (Chinook drivers), etc.

 

Also, stick buddy, stick bitch.

 

NOTAR (who was it on VR who named their cat this?).

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some slang

 

Heli/helo, "Go for a spin", Pilot aka Cyclic-collective actuator, "throw some juice in the bird", pig, plank drivers. I'm sure I'll think of a few more.

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Box Office

 

(alternative term for "Cockpit", in case of an all female crew)

 

The best one yet! Still, you really need to think outside of the BOX. :D :lol: :lol:

 

Sorry Lyn, you only have yourself to blame for initiating this topic. I'm really waiting to see where things go from here...hopefully, really deep in the gutter as only rotorheads do so well.

 

-WATCH FOR THE PATTERNS, WATCH FOR THE WIRES-

 

OK, as long as I'm here, and still clawing my way downwards:

Turbine operation (works well for males too); Suck. Squeeze. Explode. Blow.

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Some mechanics have a term for some maintenance issues - 'Loose nut behind the cyclic'.

 

@arotrhd: The traditional version of your last one, which is exactly the same for turbines or piston engines, is 'suck, squeeze, bang, blow'.

 

To take off is to pull pitch.

 

Gotta go fly. I'll try to think of more later.

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It’s time to turn Jet-A into noise…..

 

God invented runways so retards could land…….

 

Low, medium, high freak………

 

3 per……

 

Wrench and driver…….

 

Last but not least, Superior Pilots Fly Helicopters - The Alternative is Rather Plane………

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Looking to develop a list (for a project) of slang and/or technical terms that we use in our industry......i.e., skids up, torque turn, Jesus Nut..........

 

OK, let me have it. Legit, funny, not funny, rude, crude and socially unacceptable......whatta ya got? :unsure:

 

Torque effect, Anti-torque effect, Wind effect! Balance them. Any questions?

 

Never fly near wx you can "hear".

 

Half-assed -- full blast, is no way to run an operation.

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here are a couple i can think of

 

the cause of the accident: DPE - Dumb Pilot Error.

generally only used for minor dings, trying not to insult anyone...

 

Have also been quoted that the cause of an accident was "a loose nut between the cyclic and the collective".... oops

 

IFR = I Follow Roads - NZ

IFR = I Follow Rivers - PNG/Canada

I Follow Railways

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