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A derogatory term for members of the US Navy. Rarely an endearment.
"Hey, watch your six, rust-picker! I'm comin' in right on your tail!" (A Marine pilot taunting a Navy pilot during war games)
by Athene Airheart March 15, 2004
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Slang for a really really good airplane. (I.E. dependable, reliable, cute, affordable.) Refers to the Cessna 152 model, which is one of the greatest training aircraft ever.
"That plane over there is a real Cessna!"
by Athene Airheart March 15, 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 21, 2004
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A term used to describe a member of the US Air Force.

Probably comes from the Air Force's reputation for being neat and orderly.
Did ya see that wing-wiper over there? Bet I could arm wrestle him.
by Athene Airheart May 1, 2004
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Any device that flies. An airplane is an example of an aircraft, as are helicopters, dirigibles, gliders and balloons.

Every aircraft needs an aviator or pilot to fly it.
"That Cessna is one fine looking hunk of aircraft!"
by Athene Airheart March 21, 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 20, 2004
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At an airport, a ramp is a place where aircraft are parked. It is a large flat concrete or asphalt area, that usually has places to tie down planes.

See ramp rat.
I landed at Olympia Regional Airport in my cessna, taxied on to the ramp, tied my plane down, and winked at the cute fueller who brought the fuel truck.
by Athene Airheart May 1, 2004
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