You can’t launch if you don’t know the fighter pilot lingo. Every
branch of the military has a language of its own, but pilots have their own dialect. Take this quiz and see if you’re ready to strap on your oxygen mask and talk to your wingman. Like a true pilot.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan J. Bohdel, 391st Fighter pilot, runs through a pre-flight protocol Jan. 7, 2019, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Hours of maintenance, inspection and protocol are performed before each flight to ensure aircrew are safe throughout the duration of the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Joseph Asenuga, an F-15C student fighter pilot with the 173rd Fighter Wing, runs through the pre-flight checklist prior to today’s training flight at Kingsey Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, October 15, 2020. The 173rd FW is the sole F-15C training base for the United States Air Force, training both Active Duty Air Force and Air National Guard pilots. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik )