87 definitions by Athene Airheart

The tail section of an airplane, including the elevator and rudder.

From a French word meaning "feathers" or "tail feathers."
The empennage of my airplane is painted white and brown and has the registration number on it.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004
What passengers often use to deplane.

As used by the airlines, an extensible walkway that is articulated and usually enclosed. It kind of looks like a stretched out accordian from the outside. It is positioned so that passengers can walk from the terminal building to the door of the aircraft in comfort and safety.
The passengers walked down the jetway to board their flight to Norway.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004
Items of food. Something you consume. Often associated with potables.
Joe likes to masticate his comestibles.
by Athene Airheart March 21, 2004
To really whoop someone or give them trouble. To attack. If you really bust someone up and thoroughly kick their tailfeathers, you will have given them hell.

Since hell is a bad place full of suffering, to give someone hell is to create your own little part of it just for them.

It can also be a term for teasing or general razzing, ("he was really giving you hell at the party, wasn't he?") as well as winning in an athletic event. "We really gave that team hell."
If you are fighting a ferocious enemy, and want to charge up your troops, a good thing to shout would be "Give 'em hell!"
by Athene Airheart March 18, 2004
A flying vehicle. It is often a type of dirigible, such as a blimp.

A ship that flies.

They can be found in some role-playing games such as Final Fantasy, and are flying vehicles that seem to use a combination of aerodynamic principles and magic.
I was very excited when I first acquired the Airship in Final Fantasy 1, it made my travels much easier and more fun. The airship travels at four times walking speed across the world map. That seemed very fast to me at the time.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004
Plural for aileron. Part of an airplane's wing.
It is very hard to turn an airplane if you don't use ailerons.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004
A derogatory term for a helicopter pilot.

Usually referring to the sort of helicopter pilot that ties up the radio because HE can hover and thus has all the time in the world, or who flies way too low over populated areas because he CAN.

Note: not all helicopter pilots are like this. But the ones that are, get called rotor-heads.
Will that rotor-head please quit hogging the radio so I can make my position report before I bust class D airspace?
by Athene Airheart March 19, 2005

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