Fighter Pilot Traditions: The Doofer Book

What’s a doofer book?  Generally, its a running compilation of the missteps of the members of the squadron. They are most interesting when kept during deployments and often become a unique collection of history (and often humor) for a unit.

There are few rules, either about content or language — the only criterion is that the story must be at least 10% true. Doofer books have largely fallen victim to political sensitivity.  More detail can be found in the relevant section of this article on Fighter Pilot Traditions.

This definition is part of’s Fighter Pilot Speak, a veritable Rosetta stone of aviator lingo.  Browse the terminology of the zipper suited sun gods, and submit any omissions you may find.