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Aviation Sayings You Dont Hear Anymore.

Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:12 am

What are some sayings you don't hear much anymore between pilots and atc.
The one that comes to my mind is an operational saying ¨Cleared at takeoff ¨ pilots could easily mistake it for cleared for takeoff as we saw with the KLM accident at tenerife.
What are some others
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:30 am

Quoting JumboJim747 (Thread starter):

In the US the tower said for many years: "Taxi into position and hold". This has changed now to the standard: "Line up and wait".

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Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:13 am

Hey Wilco hows things.
Is this line up and wait what all countries use or just a select few.
I know its used here in Australia also.
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:00 pm

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 2):
Is this line up and wait what all countries use or just a select few.
I know its used here in Australia also.

As far as I know it is like that in most countries. I can only think of the US where it was different. But I haven't been everywhere 
So maybe there are countries out there who does it differently.

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Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:01 pm

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):

What was the rationale for the change?

Thinking about the Tenerife disaster (where unclear phraseology played a role):

- as long as I hear "taxi", I'm restricted to taxiways
- as soon as I hear "line up", I can move onto the runway?


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Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 4):
What was the rationale for the change?

I don't know. But they changed it about a year ago or so. Maybe they recognized they were the only using different phrasiology than all the others...

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Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:21 pm

Here's one: I haven't heard ATC say to "Report the outer marker" for years. They now say to report a fix usually identified by GPS. Maybe this is just a change in the US....not sure. Anybody reporting the marker any more?

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Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:01 pm

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 6):
Anybody reporting the marker any more?

You are right, haven't heard that for a long time. Most of the time it is 'report XXXXX' or 'repost 6 miles out', but the outer marker is dying out...

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Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:05 pm

Yes i agree with that havent heard that for a while.
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:53 pm

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 5):
I don't know. But they changed it about a year ago or so. Maybe they recognized they were the only using different phrasiology than all the others...

That's why they did it...the FAA has been excited about runway incursions for several years and they realized they weren't helping themselves by using a different phrase than everyone else.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:02 pm

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
"Line up and wait"

its normally "Line up and hold" out here.......
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:06 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
its normally "Line up and hold" out here.......

Never heard that in India myself. I always heard "line up and wait"....

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Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:11 pm

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 11):

Never heard that in India myself. I always head "line up and wait"...

Oddly heard the phrase only last night......

Another common one thats decreasing is the typical "Namashkar".....esp with the AI Crew.
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:52 pm

Another: ...perhaps a stretch....In the US we no longer hear ATC say temp in Fahrenheit. Some of us still miss the old SA (METAR) and FA (TAF). Nothing wrong with metric but temp in F is what the US still uses (like it or not) almost exclusively outside of aviation.

At least we're not using Octas...yet.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:29 pm

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 7):
Quoting 26point2 (Reply 6):
Anybody reporting the marker any more?

You are right, haven't heard that for a long time. Most of the time it is 'report XXXXX' or 'repost 6 miles out', but the outer marker is dying out...

You will still hear "Maintaing xxx knots until the OM" occasionally
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:18 am

JumbpJim747

It's over nine years since I last heard this:

....Speedbird 1 at UPGAS climb in the block FL450 - FL600, accelerate Mach 2....

     

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Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:24 am

Oh yes the concord.
What a sad thing no one will ever hear that again.
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:27 am

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
This has changed now to the standard: "Line up and wait"

This is an accepted ICAO phrase. The FAA has changed several of it's "laws" to better fit with ICAO standards.
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Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:26 am

"Turn left to XXX for radar identification."
 
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Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:52 pm

Don't know when I last heard the request "what's your [VOR] radial and DME from XXX?"
 
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Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:06 am

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 16):
Oh yes the concord.
What a sad thing no one will ever hear that again.

Some ATCOs still allow climbing cruise between LAX and Tahiti PPT. So "cleared block 350 to 390" is still heard.

All the Q codes have completely disappeared : Last ones around are QNH / QFE and that's about it.
GGP, number in the approach sequence is still talked about , QFU, runway orientation -just the number nowadays...
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Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:54 am

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):


In the US the tower said for many years: "Taxi into position and hold". This has changed now to the standard: "Line up and wait".

wilco737

Which, whenever I heard it, was always abbreviated to "Position and Hold". I used to love acknowledging a Position and Hold clearance when I was giving kids a ride in the Cessna for the first time  It just sounded so cool...  
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Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:06 am

Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 18):
"Turn left to XXX for radar identification."

It usually "Turn thirty degrees left/right for radar ident" and I say it at least once a week. Its used for aircraft that are negative transponder and there are alot of those up here in Alaska.

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Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:01 am

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Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:34 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 23):

'The no smoking sign is off'

Brilliant.......  
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:41 am

Well most have moved on from calling airports aerodromes or airfields but there are still many pilots who use those terms... sounds very military/pre-jetage.
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:54 am

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 3):
Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 2):
Is this line up and wait what all countries use or just a select few.
I know its used here in Australia also.

As far as I know it is like that in most countries. I can only think of the US where it was different. But I haven't been everywhere

Canada also used the US wording until fairly recent years. Not sure but I believe Canada may have adopted the ICAO wording "Line up and wait" before the US did.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:14 am

"Keep your shoes on"


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Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:10 am

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 4):
What was the rationale for the change?

The US, (and Canadian) phraseology of "Cleared to position and hold" (which meant taxi ONTO the runway but don't take off) was too confusing with the ICAO, "Cleared to holding position", (which mean taxi to, but HOLD SHORT, of the runway).

Now that "line up and wait", has replaced "cleared to position and hold" there is less confusion.

Quoting IRISH251 (Reply 19):
Don't know when I last heard the request "what's your [VOR] radial and DME from XXX?"

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Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:39 pm

Not many NDB approach clearances out there in the U.S.

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 9):
That's why they did it...the FAA has been excited about runway incursions for several years and they realized they weren't helping themselves by using a different phrase than everyone else.


Very true however; many runway incursions were not caused by "position and hold" rather by folks simply not stopping at on the taxiway when they were told to "hold short of Runway XX on Taxiway XX" after reading the clearance back to the controllers.
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:14 pm

I have not heard a "security security security" transmission in a long long time, not even sure if a lot of the younger pilots would know what it means.
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:21 pm

Quoting zeke (Reply 30):
I have not heard a "security security security" transmission in a long long time, not even sure if a lot of the younger pilots would know what it means.

I've heard it a few times in the UK. Mainly from Scottish ACC.

I'm still yet to be told an official definition so if you wouldn't mind sharing...  bigthumbsup 

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Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:47 pm

Quoting bond007 (Reply 27):
"Keep your shoes on"

Where was that used?.
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:10 pm

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I have not heard a "security security security" transmission in a long long time, not even sure if a lot of the younger pilots would know what it means.

Please inform us!
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:26 pm

How about, "The Captain would like to see you."
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:32 pm



Quoting zeke (Reply 30):
I have not heard a "security security security" transmission in a long long time, not even sure if a lot of the younger pilots would know what it means.
Quoting Boeing77W (Reply 31):
I'm still yet to be told an official definition so if you wouldn't mind sharing...     

To do so probably contravenes the Official Secrets Act.  

[Edited 2012-12-06 10:32:51]
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:40 pm

Decimal in lieu of point. "Contact xxx approach now on 131 decimal 75."

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Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:20 am

What about hold outer marker?
Is it me or have they stopped using that one.
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:36 am

Quoting Boeing77W (Reply 31):

I'm still yet to be told an official definition so if you wouldn't mind sharing...

Quoting some relevant regulations...

"Safety signal

(1) The safety signal shall be transmitted when an aircraft wishes to transmit a message concerning the safety of navigation or to give important meteorological warnings.

(2) The safety signal shall be sent before the call and:

(a) in the case of radiotelegraphy shall consist of 3 repetitions of the group TTT (— — —), sent with the letters of each group and the successive groups clearly separated from each other; and

(b) in the case of radiotelephony shall consist of the word ‘SECURITY’, repeated 3 times."
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:01 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 21):
Which, whenever I heard it, was always abbreviated to "Position and Hold". I used to love acknowledging a Position and Hold clearance when I was giving kids a ride in the Cessna for the first time  It just sounded so cool...  

I always abbreviated it to "To position". The controller never questioned whether I was going to hold or not. Now I just say line up and wait, which definitely lacks in the cool department.

I was told the reason it was changed was because some unfortunate pilot heard the instruction as "to position and go", which was not the right idea.
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:33 am

Quoting jumbojim747 (Reply 37):
What about hold outer marker?
Is it me or have they stopped using that one.

Love that outer marker, don't ya?  
Quoting 26point2 (Reply 6):
Here's one: I haven't heard ATC say to "Report the outer marker" for years. They now say to
report a fix usually identified by GPS. Maybe this is just a change in the US....not sure. Anybody reporting the marker any more?
Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 7):
Quoting 26point2 (Reply 6):
Anybody reporting the marker any more?

You are right, haven't heard that for a long time. Most of the time it is 'report XXXXX' or 'repost 6 miles out', but the outer marker is dying out...

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Yes i agree with that havent heard that for a while.
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:45 am

Dont know what got over me but completely forgot it was bought up sorry about that.
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:36 am

"Navigator next heading please", etc.
"Engineer say status of engines", etc.
"Stewardess please bring me a coffee"
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:58 pm

I used to think that SCATANA was an unnecessary thing of the past .... until September 11, 2001.

I will never forget being over the Canadian prairies calmly sipping a coffee when Winnipeg ATC broadcast ...

"Attention, SCATANA is now in effect, I repeat, SCATANA is now if effect, all aircraft must last as soon as possible while the Department of Defence takes over control of North American airspace". I looked at the F/O, blinked, and asked "Did I really just hear that?"

For the record, SCATANA has since been replaced with ESCAT.
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:15 pm

Quoting BE77 (Reply 42):
"Navigator next heading please", etc.
"Engineer say status of engines", etc.
"Stewardess please bring me a coffee"

Or "Climb Power!" to the Flight Engineer or First Officer.

[Edited 2012-12-07 09:15:49]
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:29 pm

Quoting BE77 (Reply 42):
"Navigator next heading please", etc.
"Engineer say status of engines", etc.
"Stewardess please bring me a coffee"

We still use it all the time luckily... Unfortunately, we only have loadmasters for coffee, not hosties, so it remains stricktly coffee only 
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Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:24 pm

Quoting saafnav (Reply 45):
We still use it all the time luckily

Well, with more and more integrated services, nothing says there can't be women as loadies or drivers either!

Sorry all - I admit I was only considering civil transport for all three of these - not to disrespect those in blue or green painted aircraft!
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Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:52 am

Waay before my time, but how about
"Six Turning, Four Burning?"  

Bonus points for whoever names the aircraft that goes with that  
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Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:32 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 47):
Bonus points for whoever names the aircraft that goes with that

Convair B36?
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Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:32 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 47):
Bonus points for whoever names the aircraft that goes with that

Convair B-36D (and later variants).

You don't hear port and starboard for engines these days, nor inner and outer when you have four of them. Engines are just numbers now.
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