It's an aviation term...

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Posted by Mithrandir from on November 13, 1998 at 17:55:49:

In Reply to: Re: Who thinks they're the oldest/youngest person here? posted by Phoenix Alexandretta Jones on November 13, 1998 at 17:01:56:

: I know, this has nothing to do with anything.

: I'm...(clears her throat and mumbles something about just turning 15 and
: being the youngest)

: What's up with the Check six?

: Phoenix

That means "Watch your butt" or even "Take care of yoursevlf". The six o'clock position is directly behind the airplane. "Check six" means what I just said. It's generally used when Pilot 1 warns Pilot 2 of a bogey right behind Pilot 1's plane. When I end my posts with "Check six", I mean "Take care of yourselves". When you read enough Tom Clancy, you begin to pick up little bits of trivia like this. :-)

Check six.


PS. I'm pretty sure you're not the youngest - Elendil and Indy were each at least a year or two behind me when I was fifteen (I'm sixteen as of this Oct. 2). You're still pretty young though. Take pride in who you are.

Check six.

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