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 Post subject: FAQ: Common Acronyms and Abbreviations
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With the help of several BT'ers, we have compiled this list of common acronyms and abbreviations found on the site. Thanks for all your help!

If you can't find the acronym below, we recommend Google--many of the acronyms used are commonplace on the Internet and are not particular to BeechTalk.

AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
AFAICT - As Far As I Can tell
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AMU - Aircraft Monetary Unit - $1000.00
AOG - Airman (or Aircraft) on Ground (usually indicates a broken airplane)
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
BBL - Be Back Later
BRB - Be Right Back
BLTN - Better Late Than Never
BSFC - Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (ratio of power per unit fuel consumption)
BTDT - Been There, Done That
BTW - By The Way
BWTFDIK - But What the F*** Do I Know
BWTHDIK - But What the Hades Do I Know
CHT - Cylinder Head Temperature
CMI - Continental Motors Incorporated
CMS - Amnesia - Can't 'member Sh**
CRS - Amnesia - Can't Remember Sh**
CSOB - Cheap Son of a Beech
CU - See You
EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
EZ - Easy
F2F - Face to Face
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FF - Fuel Flow
FF - Firewall Forward (as in overhauling everything FF)
FIFY - Fixed It For You
FWIW - For What It’s Worth
FYI - For Your Information
GAMI - General Aviation Manufacturers Inc
GG - Good Game
GOP - Green Of Peak
GS - Ground Speed
GTG - Got To Go
HAND - Have A Nice Day
HTH - Hope That Helps
IAC - In Any Case
ICP - Internal Combustion Pressure
IDK - I Don't Know
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IOW - In Other Words
IRAN - Inspect, Repair As Necessary (e.g. an ignition magneto or prop)
IRL - In Real Life
J/K - Just Kidding
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LOP - Lean of Peak EGT
MFD - Multifunction Display
MP - Manifold Pressure
NA - Normally Aspirated (no turbo)
NRN - No Reply Necessary
NSFW = Not Suitable For Work
OMG - Oh My God
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PFD - Primary Flight Display?
PM - Private Message
POH - Pilot Operating Handbook
POS - Piece Of Sh**
PRISM - Pressure Reactive Intelligent Spark Management
PS - Prop Strike
PT - Piper Tail
R&D - Research and Development
R&R - Removal + Replacement
RMOAS - Reminds Me Of A Story
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling On the Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROP - Rich of Peak EGT
RTFM - Read the Fabulous Manual
SFRM - Since Factory Re-Manufacture
SMOH - Since Major OverHaul (in engine hours)
SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
STOH - Since Top-end OverHaul
SWAG - Scientific Wild A__ Guess
SWMBO - Single White Male Bonanza Owner.
SWMBO- She Who Must Be Obeyed (wife, etc)
TA - Turbo Assisted
TAS - True Air Speed
TAT - Tornado Alley Turbo
TCM - Teledyne Continental Motors
THX - Thanks
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TIT - Turbo Inlet Temperature
TN - Turbo Normalized (sea level / low altitude intake pressure maintained by turbo)
TMOH - Time Since Major Overhaul
TSMOH - Time Since Major Overhaul
TSFRM - Time Since Factory Reman
TPOH - Time Since Prop Overhaul
TTAF - Total Time on the AirFrame
TTIWWP - This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures
TTOH - Time Since Top Overhaul
TTSN - Total Time Since New
TTYL8R - Talk To You Later
TU - T*ts up (Dead)
TWSS - That's What She Said
WAG - Wild A__ Guess
WAFDOF - Wrong Altitude For Direction of Flight
WDYT - What Do You Think
WOT - Wide Open Throttle
WTF - What The F***
WTF - Women Take Flight
YMMV - Your Milage May Vary


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