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To take advantage of a brief opportunity while it is still there. To not waste time.

The saying comes from farming communities. There would often be only a short time in which the hay would be ready to cut- reap too soon, and the hay would be too green. Reap too late, and you run the risk of rain ruining it all. Still very good advice.
I just got a good job for the summer- I don't know if I'll have one this fall, but I'll make hay while the sun shines and save up for the winter.
by Athene Airheart May 16, 2004
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Some people may be wondering why anybody would yell "May Day" when they are in trouble. Here is why:

It derives from the French "m'aidez", pronounced "mayDAY," and means literally "help me."
If you are in distress while flying an airplane, calling "Mayday mayday mayday" over the radio will give you top priority and any help people on the ground or in the air can offer.
by Athene Airheart May 02, 2004
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A humerous phrase indicating a simultanious happening.

Derived from old Western TV shows or movies. Something exciting would be happening out on the range somewhere (or in town, etc), but at the same time something else would be happening at the home base, i.e. the ranch.
The bank is being robbed by Smoky Joe and the Goatnose Gang! Will Whitehat Willy be able to foil the desperadoes in time?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, little Betsy has discovered a gold nugget in the family's stream.
by Athene Airheart May 03, 2004
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To just say something but not actually do it. To pretend that you believe a certain thing but not practice that belief.
The company pays lip service to equal rights, but has only one woman working for them and she's underpaid.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004
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The landing of an aircraft, used in military jargon of WWII. Generally a rather flat landing that hard and not too good for the airplane.

A landing like this is referred to as "pancaking it in."
"Wow, he really pancaked his Corsair in! I'm surprised the landing gear are still intact!"
by Athene Airheart March 19, 2004
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The assistant to the Goo-Chief at the Olympic Flight Museum and elsewhere.

The Pile-it is in charge of picking things up and piling them.

The name comes from "pilot" who is the natural counterpart of a Crew Chief. Except, in this case, the Goo Chief has more rank than the Pile-it, which is opposite to how the original positions are.
The Goo Chief is going to need the Pile-it's help to clean up after that party...
by Athene Airheart March 20, 2004
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1. Anyone who can fly an aircraft. Pilots can be military, commercial, or fly for pleasure.

2. In general, a fairly skilled and intelligent individual who had the guts to get into an aircraft and learn how to fly it. Often possessing of a "higher" mindset. Most of us are good lookin,' too.

Joke to prove I have a sense of humor too:

How do you know if a pilot is at a cocktail party?

He'll tell you.
"The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish."
by Athene Airheart March 14, 2004
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