"During World War II, military pilots developed a colorful "slanguage."
Test your skills to see if you can define the following slang expressions, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win one of Barry's books.
- Blanket drill
- Chinese landing
- Flying the iron beam
- French landing
- Laying eggs
- Roll up your flaps
- Rug dance
- Shot down in flames
- Sugar report
I'll post the answers tonight.... sometime before the clock strikes midnight.
Enjoy the Journey~
1. Blanket drill: Sleeping
2. Chinese landing: One wing low
3. Flying the iron beam: Navigating by following the railroad.
4. French landing: Keeping the tail high for as long as possible during the landing roll after a wheel landing in a taildragger
5. Geese: And enemy bomber formation.
6. Laying eggs: dropping bombs.
7. Pulpit: cockpit
8. Roll up your flaps: Relax, and stop talking
9. Rug dance: standing nervously in the commander's office while being chastised.
10. Shot down in flames: Jilted by a girlfriend.
11. Sugar report: A letter to or from a girlfriend.
Congratulations everyone! You'll all be entered in the drawing on December 15th. Stay tuned, there will be more chances for more giveaways over the holiday months. Tis the season of giving.