Hi every one here at WA today just a little about how pilots have a language all of their own. It reminds me a lot about the digital world many of us find ourselves in at present. The internet has a plethora of words and descriptions many of which I find fascinating - Algorithm - Backend - Blackhead( another word for a hacker) - Breadcrumbs - GIF - Pingback - Slug - Vlog - Wrap Text - Zilch(meaning zero).
What Pilots say when having a pint at the flying club pub.
Wow! that aircraft is climbing out like a "Homesick Angel" : meaning the aircraft performs well on the climb.
Now that's what I call an absolute greaser" meaning that it was a very smooth landing.
Looks as if that guy trying to land has Kangeroo wee in his tanks": meaning he is bouncing while trying to land.
An American friend of mine and fellow pilot always used to say when an aircraft had outstanding short field capabilities " The aircraft can take off on a Nickel and land on a Dime"
When flying multi engined aircraft - grab yourself a fist full of throttles and get airborne!
Air law - There is 12 hours between Bottle and Throttle!
When an engine stops in mid flight(Very rare) - " the silence was almost deafening"
There is nothing so useless as the sky above you : meaning in case of a engine failure you can only use the sky below or air beneath the wings.
Wiliam Shakspeare also wrote about aviation " maintain thyne airspeed lest the ground shalt rise and smite thee" -------Airspeed keeps you alive when flying aircraft - below a certain speed the aircraft will stall.
Just me having a bit of fun and here's wishing you all plenty of sunny blue skies and lots of sales!