Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

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OAT

Outside Air Temperature

OBOGS

On-Board Oxygen Generating System

OCA

Offensive counterair.

OCP

Over Current Protection

Off (Direction)

Informative call indicating attack is terminated and maneuvering to the indicated direction.

Off-Station

Not in position.

Offensive Maneuvering

Maneuvers against an opponent to achieve weapons parameters.g

Offset (Direction)

Informative call indicating maneuver in a specified direction with reference to the target.

OHEAT

Overheat

On-Station

In position, ready for mission employment.

OP

Operational or Optimum

Opportunity to excel

A disagreeable job without the time or resources to properly complete.

Ops Check

Periodic check of aircraft systems performed by the aircrew (including fuel) for safety of flight.

OPT

Optional

Optimum Turn

A turn during which energy remains constant and turn rate is maximized.

ORE

Operational Readiness Exercise

Overshoot

Flight Path Overshoot - Attacking aircraft is forced to the outside of his intended victim's flight path while attempting to achieve a shot. In a severe overshoot, the attacker's flight path carries him forward of the defender's 3-9 line and roles can be reversed.

OVRD

Override

OXY

Oxygen