SJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5758 times:
I've posted this in the civil aviation and tech ops forum and I'm still looking for someone who is sure of their answer! Anyway the question is that while I was watching "the hunt for red october" there is a carrier landing with an F-14, and on approach the ground control officer radios something to the affect of "your heading is xxx, speed is buster, over"
Is "speed is buster" just something they said in the movie, or does it acutally mean something?
Aerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5647 times:
This term does in fact have real meaning. It's a term the controller (in this case the LSO) uses to tell the pilot to go to full military power, to speed up as quickly as possible without going into afterburner.