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Define the word "bird"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Suwaneeguy, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Suwaneeguy

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    Elsewhere I am having a bit of fun arguing with a know it all type who says the word "bird" refers exclusively to helicopters.
    Oh he knows this because now he claims to have worked on helicopters for years.
    Some of us here have been calling our craft, birds.
    I tried pointing out to the idiot, fool, wiseguy, that "bird" refers to all aircraft.

    Would I be wrong to call an airbus a bird?
     
  2. 480sparky

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    I've heard pilots of fixed-wing aircraft refer to them as 'birds'.

    Hell, even astronauts in space called their crafts 'birds'..... Neil Armstong's famous line, "The Eagle has wings!" comes to mind.
     
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    [youtube]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2WNrx2jq184[/youtube]
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    If it flies, it's a bird.

    I am a bird when I jump off a cliff... till I hit the water, then I'm a fish. :lol:

    I've known pilots of both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft who each call their respective crafts "Birds".



    You can tell Mr. Smartiepants that I said they are all birds.
     

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  5. Suwaneeguy

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    that's what I wanted. thanks people.
     
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    A bird is something that can start an arguement....be used in the middle...and as a final jesture at the end of said arguement.
    Also very helpful in traffic
     
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  8. 480sparky

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    Johnny Cash comes to mind as well.


    Jez sayin'.
     
  9. Suwaneeguy

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    I was just thinking about the "osprey" aircraft.
    Wouldn't it be more awesome and flexible if they just turned it into a quad copter?
    Then they could take off and land anywhere they want and carry troops.
     
  10. IflyinWY

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    I wonder what Mr. Smartiepanties would call this... :eek:
     

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    :lol: Awe, you weren't supposed to tell.
     
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    If it is real, it sure is slick. I'd like to see that thing on the ground and explore it.
     
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