Alphabet soup

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My frustration at the misuse of acronyms is at an all time high. Defining/spelling out the acronym then using the acronym will help the writer with his or her misconception that your audience actually knows what the acronym means.

Does this Forum have an area where these acronyms are defined to help better understand some of the jargon used in these most worthy discussions and debates?

Perhaps we could print this out and have it handy so those of us who dont know are not completely lost by the use of an undefined group of letters thrown together.

If we could raise our awareness that all of the intended audience does not know what the abbreviations are and only slightly modify the text appropriately would help. Unless, of course, the intention of the text is to be discussed with the sole intention to be understood by those who are jargon/acronym savvy.

Sorry for the rant. I have not had my dose of aviation lately and I get irritable when I don't.

PS, this is in reference to the Vortex Ring State (VRS) discussions.
 

JETLAG03

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ah ... the weather is a fickle mistress for we would be aviators ... stuck all too firmly on terra firma ... I feel your pain of being land locked.
 

AirCommandPilot

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I see these on here almost daily.

HS = Horizontal Stabiliser
CLT = Centerline Thrust
 

ventana7

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Thanks Brian- that helped me understand a great many posts that have puzzled me over the years. :)

Rob
 

Gyro28866

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Thanks Brian for the clarification, I thought they meant:
When I did something stupid and scared myself... WTF - Wet Turd Flowing
Out on a nice afternoon playing... FFS - Flying Friendly Sky's
But best of all -
Crankin and Bankin brings on... LMAO - Loving My Air Orgasm
 
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