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!

Take care.


Cheers................................Johan.







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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Johan,

Interesting post, I learned some new things.
Please have a look at my second post as you might find it useful.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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speedking Premium
Hi there Taetske,
Yes, I looked at your 2nd posting and found it to be very interesting indeed. What an interesting character the priest is. I just love people like that, they are so humble and true to life .....what you see is what you get. You are very privileged to have a true friend like that. Thanks for sharing.
Take care.

Johan.
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laparra1 Premium
What I hope is that the info on the world library helps people with writing their posts.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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speedking Premium
Taetske, it's a treasure trove and there is so much information of value in it .......and it's a great source of ideas for content postings.
Many thanks for sharing.

Take care.

Johan.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Great lingo. Thanks for sharing.
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speedking Premium
Thank you.
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ThomasPye Premium
Thank you for sharing.
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speedking Premium
You are very welcome.
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BillandSue Premium
Thanks Johan for the interesting blog in our field. So it is "Over and Out" for now
Bill
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speedking Premium
Roger!
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ericpierre Premium
Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing Johan.
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speedking Premium
Thank you
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MKearns Premium
A whole new world Johann!
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speedking Premium
Exactly Mike, and I find it very interesting indeed.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Love it. There is "inside" language in many fields.

Us wedding musicians use hand signals when we are on stage to our fellow musicians know the key signature of the upcoming song we will perform - and even use the same signals to teach each other songs we never played before, as we are playing them!
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speedking Premium
I just love that sort of thing, a world all on its own with like minded people.
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Aandzia12 Premium
Excellent can fly with confidence now. I understand that language. Perfect thank you
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drcmaint Premium
Yes. And check 6.
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ETZEL Premium
Hello Johan,

What a bomming of new words !

Each niche has his own !

Language is beautifull !

Playing with words more !

Greets,

Attila
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speedking Premium
Yeah, we live in an interesting and exciting world Attila.
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ETZEL Premium
One looping a day keeps the doctor away
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mickeyb123 Premium
'kick the tires and light the fires'

I was in the air wing in the Marine corps during Vietnam...

Mickeyb
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speedking Premium
That must of been an experience not to be forgotten.Met a guy many moons ago who used to fly choppers in Nam.........what a character!
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mickeyb123 Premium
Yes, it was an experience and something I would NOT want to repeat!
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tomarillotta Premium
Great post! Loved it. Here is the US, I belong to CAP (Civil Air Patrol)! You hit home on this one.
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speedking Premium
Wow you are very privileged, enjoy every moment of it.
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BobBarr Premium
Don't run out of altitude, air speed, and ideas at the same time.
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speedking Premium
Bob that could be a challenge and a half!
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