Originally stemmed from military jargon; means to depart from or leave an area or place, particularly via airplane.
I'm wheels up tomorrow.
the time or point when a plan or operation is executed. it comes from the military to describe when a plane lifts off to start a deployment, at that point an operation is considered hot (officially started).
We have to be packed and ready to go by 7:30 so we can be wheels up by 8.
The phrase that fictional character Aaron Hotchner declares once choosing a case to investigate in the hit CBS show 'Criminal Minds'.
Once stating 'Wheels Up' the team go off to kick un-sub ass! Also, they always win.
'Aaron Hotchner take us back... WHEELS UP!'
After a wealthy, major sports figure is put out of contention he/she exits on their private plane
Tiger missed the cut at the U.S. Open and he was wheels up Friday afternoon