Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

Glossary terms starting with "G"



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g, G

Force of Gravity

GAC

General Avionics Computer

Gadget

Fire control radar / Emitter of radar equipment.

Gadget Bent

Airborne FCS/ ground equipment is inoperative.

Gadget Sick

Airborne FCS/ ground equipment is degraded.

Gadget Well

Airborne FCS/ ground equipment is working.

gal, GAL

Gallon

GBU

Guided Bomb Unit.

GCA

Ground Controlled Approach

GCI

Ground Controlled Intercept.

GEN

Generator

GIB

Guy in Back. Slang term for WSO, RIO, and B/N. The guy behind the FUF.

Gimbal (Direction)

Radar target is approaching azimuth or elevation limits.

GLCM

Ground Launched Cruise Missile.

GM

Ground Map

GND

Ground

Go Active

Go to briefed Have Quick net.

Go Secure

Activate secure voice communications.

Goat Fuck

Any disorganized function or activity. “Are you the HMFIC of this Goat Fuck?”

GOB

Ground Order of Battle.

Going to Guns

Switching to cannon. Assuming leadership. Taking control of any situation.

Gomer

Slang for a dogfight adversary, the usage stemming from the old Gomer Pyle television show.

Gorilla

Large force of indeterminable numbers and formation.

GOX

Gaseous Oxygen

GP

Group

GPS

Global positioning system.

GRDCUS

Gulf Range Drone Control Upgrade System

Greasy Side

The bottom of the aircraft. “Try to land with the shiny side up and the greasy side down”.

Green (Direction)

Direction determined to be clearest of enemy air-to-air activity.

Green Apple

The control knob for the cockpit’s emergency oxygen supply.

Group

Radar target(s) within approximately 3 NM of each other.

GS

Glide Slope

Gun (Direction)

Visual acquisition of gunfire, AAA site, or AAA fire.

Guns

An air-to-air or air-to-surface gunshot.

Guns Break

Directive call to perform a break out of the plane.

Guns Jink Or Jink (Direction)

Directive call to perform gun defensive maneuvers.

GW

Gross Weight