Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

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K

Thousand (e.g., 40K = 40,000)

KCAS

Knots Calibrated Airspeed

KEAS

Knots Equivalent Airspeed

KIAS

Knots Indicated Airspeed

Kick the Tires and Light the Fires

Formerly, to bypass or severely shorten the required routine of physically inspecting the aircraft prior to flight. Currently meaning, "Let's get this aircraft preflighted and outta here pronto!" (See Rapid City Freestyle).

Kill

Directive to commit on target with clearance to fire in visual or beyond visual range; implies hostile and ROE compliance; in training, fighter call to indicate KILL ROE has been fulfilled.

Killbox

Also "Kill Container" - a working area similar to CAS Stack (a specified working area while performing a CAS mission).

Knock-It-Off

Terminate any intercept/ engagement in progress.

KT(S)

Knot(s)

KTAS

Knots True Airspeed

KVA

Kilovolt Ampere