Fighter Pilot Speak
This “dictionary” of terms is meant to provide the information necessary to translate fighter pilot slang and jargon; it’s a Rosetta stone to fighter pilot “lingo,” if you will. There is some language on this page that should not be repeated or may otherwise be inappropriate. They are here only so that you can interpret fighter pilot terminology. Some relevant non-fighter pilot terms are also included.
Ever wonder why you hear a fighter pilot say “cranium” or “skull” instead of “head?” For insight as to why fighter pilots sometimes use “abnormal” words in an “normal” way, read here.