Or not, here's a link to some pilot terms http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Learn_Some_Fighter_Pilot_Slang_107019.asp Got more modern ones as well, but let's just say they are very colorful and linking them here could get me in trouble. Here are some of the cleaner ones: R2D2: A RIO* (reference to Luke?s robot backseater) RIO: Radar Intercept Officer. Back-seat crewman in the F-14 Tomcat and F-4 Phantom. A specialized NFO** NFO: An aviator who is an officer but not a pilot; pilots say it stands for "No Future Occupation"; also called the "walkin'-talkin' navbag." My fun meter is pegged: Sarcastic comment for, "I am not enjoying this." Opportunity to Excel: A disagreeable job without the time or resources to properly complete. Three Nine Line: Imaginary line across your airplane's wingspan. A primary goal in ACM is to keep your adversary in front of your three-nine line. Bought the farm: Died. Originated from the practice of the government reimbursing farmers for crops destroyed due to aviation accidents on their fields. The farmer's, knowing a good thing when they see it, would inflate the value of lost crops to the point that, in effect, the mishap pilot "bought the farm". Student pilots regularly practice emergency landings to farmer's fields. (This one term must have a bazillion different origins judging from the amount of "corrections" I've received. I still like this one - ed.) Another definition for the term as submitted by Bernard J. Wilson, Captain, Los Angeles Airport Police: If a pilot was killed, either in combat or due to aircraft accident, the beneficiaries of his insurance would be payed off. Since pilots tended to be young, the beneficiaries would often be their parents. So, when the pilot died, he "bought the farm" by the insurance money paying off the mortgage.