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Where Does The Term Come From  
User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Where does the term "crap" come from. As in crap into the wind? Is it because the plane has to straighten out at the end, it looks like its moving sideways like a walking crab.

Or is it because the menuver causes newbie crew members, controllers and/or pax to "crap" their pants Big grin


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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Or is it "crab" I get the two mix up all the time.


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User currently offline747Forever From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Now i've seen it all, crapping into the wind, LOL, i think (and hope) you do mean crab into the wind. I think it does come from a crab, as it's the only logical way it could have been named crabbing.

Cheers,

Jeff.


User currently offlineZionstrat From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

This is a classic, and I'm sure we have all endured crabs that came out the other way Smile

Either way, the term was inspired by the odd angle that crabs employ to run across the beach.


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Me: "What do you do to track a line to land?"

Student: "Crap into the the wind."

Me: LMAO  Smile

Good one, they sound similar but they are two totally diffrent meanings.



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User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

This really cracked me up!!!! lol

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

It does come from the sideways angle. Just like a crab walking.

If it is unadvisable to spit into the wind, it is doubly so unadvisable to crap into the wind.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Yeah, it really crapped me up too!!!!

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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

 Big grin Big grin
I always crap downwind!
 Big grin Big grin

Pete


User currently offlineBsergonomics From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

"Crapping into the wind"... hmm ... never really come across that one. We tend to use "Don't p*ss into the wind." Maybe that's the method for finding the optimal crab angle...

On a similar note - the First Rule of Skiing -

"Don't eat the yellow snow."  Big grin



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Well John Crapper was the man who invented the flushable toilet...


I wonder if it was John Crabber that invented that particular way of landing in a crosswind.



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User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1651 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Don't laugh; if you say that you've never crapped a X-wind landing, you're lying.

User currently offlineAA_Cam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Whoa... never heard of crapping into the wind. I suppose that is what I'd do if I had a 30kt crosswind!

LMAO!

Cameron


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
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Drifting  Smile  Smileoff the the subject, it was Thomas Crapper, and he didn't invent the flushing toilet, that is just legend.

For more info see http://www2.exnet.com/1995/11/01/science/science.html


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1429 times:

Are you sure about that VC-10?

It was my understanding was that was where the term...."The John" also came from.



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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1425 times:
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