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Posted: 12/29/2002 8:49:47 PM EST
The Navy calls em "Helio's or Helicopters"... The Army calls them "Choppers".... The Marines call them (Marine points toward sky) "UHHHG!" [:D]
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:05:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 1:47:35 AM EST by Aviator]
I hate the term "Choppers". I prefer "Rot[b]a[/b]ry Wing Aircraft" [:D] Aviator
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:10:37 PM EST
no gaspain - it's [b]helo in the Navy[/b] not helio
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:27:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 12:28:22 AM EST
Fling Wing
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 12:29:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 12:37:42 AM EST
Helicopters dont fly, they beat the air into submission!! [BD]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:34:53 AM EST
What Aviator said. I didn't know anyone IN aviation that called 'em choppers. We used the terms Bird and Aircraft mostly.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:06:39 AM EST
No one in the Army that has ANYTHING to do with helicopters calls them "Choppers". The usage pretty much fell by the wayside a few decades back. Only people whose only experience with heicopters is watching MASH on TV call them "choppers." We called them everything else though. Usually people used the propername (e.g. Apache, Cobra)or defacto nickname for the airframe itself. (like "Slug" or Huey for the UH-1) Often it's just an abreviation of the proper name, i.e. Hawk, Hook, Crane, "58", "64", etc. Collectively they're simply called aircraft, or helicopters. Alot of times we'd refer to them as "airplanes" even though it wasn't technically correct. Possesively we'd refer to them as "birds" or "ships". As in, "We'll take Aviator's Bird." or "This will be a two ship mission." Unfortunately there isn't a slang term that's used in toto that will cover all Army aircraft, other than "aircraft." Ross
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:45:48 AM EST
I was afraid of flying in a helicopter. Then I learned how they work. Now I'm afraid when one flies overhead.[:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:46:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 8:40:53 AM EST
A helio is a STOL fixed wing aircraft. As in the helio courier. These planes are kind far and few now adays. I have flown in a few and they are truly an amazing aircraft.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 10:30:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ross: No one in the Army that has ANYTHING to do with helicopters calls them "Choppers". The usage pretty much fell by the wayside a few decades back. Only people whose only experience with heicopters is watching MASH on TV call them "choppers." We called them everything else though. Usually people used the propername (e.g. Apache, Cobra)or defacto nickname for the airframe itself. (like "Slug" or Huey for the UH-1) Often it's just an abreviation of the proper name, i.e. Hawk, Hook, Crane, "58", "64", etc. Collectively they're simply called aircraft, or helicopters. Alot of times we'd refer to them as "airplanes" even though it wasn't technically correct. Possesively we'd refer to them as "birds" or "ships". As in, "We'll take Aviator's Bird." or "This will be a two ship mission." Unfortunately there isn't a slang term that's used in toto that will cover all Army aircraft, other than "aircraft."
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Well, I was going to post, but Ross said pretty much thought-for-thought what I was going to say. DrMark
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:18:59 PM EST
What, no one else call them slicks?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:23:36 PM EST
Am I the only one here who calls them "whirlybirds"? [:O)]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:50:54 PM EST
CH-47= Shit Hooks
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:00:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0: What, no one else call them slicks?
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oh yeah. and the "proper" name calling Blackhawks Hueys kiowas ch!thooks skycranes The MD500's weren't in vogue when I was in.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:54:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0: What, no one else call them slicks?
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You beat me to it psywar1....slicks
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 3:00:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By R-32: CH-47= Shit Hooks
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hooah
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 3:04:17 PM EST
i alwats called them "you mo@#*# f*&%K Piece off s@#*t" when they broke down right before going back to base after a month in the field. but other than that 58's
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:05:48 PM EST
A Slick is an unarmed Huey. An Huey gunship was called just that or a Hog if it was "heavy" with 40MM genade launcher on the nose. I should know. I was, and to some degree, still am a Huey Crewchief. Now I fly Snakes, AKA Cobras...Oh wait the Army made us turn them in. I fly -58s now...Scouts Out.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:19:48 PM EST
Pretty popular quote from the Snake guys concerning the Hueys during my Cav/Attack days: "I'd rather suck a dick than fly a slick". Of course when we were returning from an FTX and all the Snake seats were full you'd be amazed to see how fast they would pile into the back to get out of the Convoy ride home.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:34:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:41:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By sherm8404: I'll call 'em whatever they want me too, as log as it isn't plummeting towards the earth! I didn't even mind slipping on all the hydraulic fluid on the ramp as we loaded into the '46 because they told me they're supposed to leak the stuff. It stayed aloft no matter how much fluid it pissed out.
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You only need to worry when your "Frog" isn't leaking (anymore)!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:45:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 6:45:26 PM EST by Sukebe]
In the USMC we called them Helos, birds or airplanes. CH-53 = Shitter CH-46 = Frog
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:04:46 PM EST
helo copter = latin for rotating wing. I usually call them by there airframes. like if it's really a pave hawk or a pave low I still usually reffer to them as black hawks or stallions. actually your right though: a helicopter doesn't fly, it's just so ugly that the ground repulses it [:D] first helo I ever after flight school (civilian) flew was a civlian oh-6 with the armor (what little it had) taken out. really tight fit but fun as hell. thought about going into the army as a helo pilot for years but decided on infantry instead.
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