View Full Version : Flying Slang and Abbreviations

03-25-2005, 08:03 PM
Was online last night flying and chatting with my team, trying to coordinate strikes. I was using some abbreviations that were second nature to me with some military background, but not to everyone I was playing with.

So I've compiled a short list of some of the abbreviations I use daily. I know there are more out there, so cough 'em up!

DD = Destroyer
CV = Carrier
CG = Carrier Group
hdg = heading
rolling = taking off now
on the deck = flying very low
vis = I see
egg = bomb
eel = torpedo

03-25-2005, 08:11 PM
LOL = i've seen somthing funny out there

03-25-2005, 08:16 PM
I love the RAF voice pack in PF that refers to landing as PANCAKE

03-26-2005, 05:45 AM
I love the RAAF guy who bombs something then turns around to his wingmates and says 'Barbequed the bastard!'


03-26-2005, 01:04 PM
Ingress = Enter target area
Egress = Exit target area

03-26-2005, 02:26 PM
feet wet = just crossed the coastline heading out to sea.

feet dry = just crossed the coastline heading inland.

CVE = escort carrier

03-26-2005, 03:34 PM
BB = Battleship

Bogey = unidentified contact

TZ Clean = ALL AA/AAA around targets zone is eliminated.

03-26-2005, 05:03 PM
cc - i understand
rgr - i understand
ok - i understand

03-26-2005, 05:10 PM
WTF=I've heard a hit noise and my screen is black

03-26-2005, 05:55 PM
Here is some good resource for you:

USN Abbreviations of WWII (http://www.history.navy.mil/books/OPNAV20-P1000/#main)

Glossary of German Military Terms and Abbreviations (http://www.feldgrau.com/glossary.html)

<A HREF="http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/Glossary/N.html" TARGET=_blank>HyperWar:World War II on the WorldWideWeb
Abbreviations, Acronyms, Codewords, Terms

03-27-2005, 12:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
WTF=I've heard a hit noise and my screen is black
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03-27-2005, 03:33 AM
BOOM AND ZOOM= diving on a target, gaining speed, firing a few short bursts of ammunition, then pulling up and running for dear life (good tactic...learn it and use it).
BOGEY= Unknown contact (friendly or enemy)
BANDIT= Confirmed enemy contact.
BLOOD-SUCKER= sneaky little pilot who comes in low out of a formation's field of view and pulls up to fire at their bellies (good tactic against bombers without ventral armament or fighters.
SNEAKY PETE= If used by a pilot it means the same as a blood-sucker or a pilot who is generally sneaky in his (or her) tactics.
PRAY 'N SPRAY or SPRAY 'N PRAY=pulling the trigger and unloading a large amount of ammunition at a target without generally aiming.
MEATGRINDER=aircraft carrying paratroops or a target that is heavy with AAA.
WINCHESTER= I'm out of ammo
WEAPONS DRY= I'm out of ammo
POC= Point of contact (usually where the fighting's going on)
FAO= forward air observer (recon plane for this simulation)
AO= Area of Operation
GUTBUSTERS= pilots who love to pull high G maneuvers.
RTB= return to base or "I'm returning to base"
SQUID= Navy personnel
ZOOMIE= Air Force pilot
GP= "ground pounder" could mean iron bombs or infantry soldiers.
BINGO FUEL= I need to turn back to base now or I'll run out of gas before getting back.
MEATBALL= red japanese plane insignia.
MEATHEAD=gutbusters who do not realize pulling high G maneuvers bleeds of their precious life-giving speed (see also "DEAD GUY").
ROLLING IN= breaking formation to attack a ground target with ordinance.
MUD-MOVERS= usually means ground attack or support aircraft...possibly artillery.
AAA= anti aircraft emplacement or fire...if you didn't already know this welcome to the wonderful world of flight simulations!
"FISH IN THE WATER"=torpedos away
DEAD STICK= flying a plane with it's engine inoperable due to a problem or damage (gliding).

Just a few off the top of my head...happy hunting.


03-27-2005, 04:48 AM
S! = **** I'm going down! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

03-27-2005, 05:47 AM
*****=**** http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif