Posted by Mithrandir from ppp-207-193-31-58.snantx.swbell.net on November 13, 1998 at 17:46:38:
In Reply to: Re: Mithrandir... posted by Mark on November 12, 1998 at 21:34:28:
: : Just a question...
: : What does "Check six" mean?
: It's an aviation term used by fighter pilots, I think it means an affirmation at 6 o'clock (or directly in front), or at least I think that's what it means.
You're close, sir. It is an aviation term. Six o'clock is directly behind the plane (twelve o'clock is directly in front; consult the plane chase in LC :-)). "Check six" simply means "Watch your butt" or even more politely, "Take care of yourself." It's generally used when Pilot 1 is warning Pilot 2 of a bogey more or less behind him. So it's kind of a way of saying "Be careful", but any of the aforementioned things I said will fit. When I use it to end my posts, I mean "Take care of yourselves".
PS. Read enough Tom Clancy and you start to pick up these things.
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