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"Speed Is Buster"?  
User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8853 times:

Hey all.
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?

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User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8742 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.

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8741 times:

Thanks a million aerotech... makes sense considering in the movie that was immediatly followed by "More power! more power!"

User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8715 times:

From the DOD Dictionary of Military Terms http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/,


(DOD) In air intercept, a code meaning, "Fly at maximal continuous speed (or power)."

User currently offlinePropatriamori From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8683 times:

derived from hurry up, "bust your ass".

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