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Word Help for Low Flying Airplane.

 
 
Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 08:32 am
What is the word for an airplane that flies low? My husband and I are going nuts trying to figure it out. We considered buzzing, but that's not it. Strafing involves shooting, and that isn't it either. Any ideas?
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edithdoll
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 09:56 am
Hi Phoenix,
Since I live across from a runway I'll suggest two terms:
approaching or grazing, i.e. as in grazing or just missing buildings, houses etc. when landing.

trapping -- Although I think this means the act of specifically or mechanically latching onto an aircraft carrier when fighter planes are landing. But maybe could find a more technical definition.

: )
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 10:04 am
Zooming?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 10:08 am
Barnstorming?
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Equus
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 10:37 am
Grandstanding?
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mac11
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 12:35 pm
Phoenix, according to Merriam Webster Online, one of the definitions of buzz is "to fly fast and close to" - their example is: <planes buzz the crowd>. Maybe you were right all along!
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seaglass
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 01:11 pm
Phoenix if you have a low flying plane in Hawaii it is usually being flown by a representative of the DEA and they are looking for wacky tobaccy.
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 04:40 pm
Hedgehopping was used in WWII.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 04:51 pm
flyboy804- Hedgehopping has the right definition, but it still isn't the word.
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 05:02 pm
"skimming", perhaps?
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patiodog
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 05:03 pm
er, cropdusting? is it dumping various poisons?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 05:06 pm
Scud busting, or hopping, was what my flyboy Dad called it. Now, scud has another meaning.

Scud was a reference to low clouds.
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 05:14 pm
One more stab, "puddle jumping".
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 05:18 pm
Being from Michigan, I always thought puddle jumping meant flying over one of the great lakes. Pretty damn big puddle.
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 05:48 pm
Cjhsa-I think your closer to reality than you realize. I believe the term originated with respect to flying light planes between near by islands.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 07:24 pm
Great tries guys, but hubby is still shaking his head!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 07:26 pm
um i believe its called HEADS!!!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 07:29 pm
About a year ago, some army pilots flew into a cable car in Italy. I believe that they were courtmartialed for flying below the legal limit, and the term used in the indictment (for flying below the legal limit) is what he is looking for.

Ever go nuts trying to think of a word? This has been going on for days!
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 07:49 pm
scud-running
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 07:52 pm
a buzzing
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