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Full Up Jet?

Old 24th Aug 2018, 08:25
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Full Up Jet?

I am scheduled to present a webinar in a few months time about the evolution of electronic warfare equipment through technological advancements that has driven improved system performance while also creating additional challenges with SWAP trade-offs and RF cable specifications. The audience will be mostly American and will include employees of OEMs, integrators and military maintainers. One of the tag lines that has been incorporated into the presentation is 'Full Up Jet or No Go' on the persuasion of my US colleagues who inform me that 'Full Up Jet' is terminology for a serviceable, available aircraft. Looking back at my old days in the RAF, we used the expression 'hot to trot' but I've never heard of 'Full Up Jet' and, to be honest, don't really understand where the term would have originated.

I thought I'd turn to this forum, probably looking west over the pond, to see if this is a common expression, limited to one service or draws a blank. If its not a common term used by the US military, can somebody suggest something more appropriate? It would be even better, if there was a phrase that is in common use across the globe. Can anybody advise, please?
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 08:45
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Definitely known/understood/used in the RAF FJ fleet.

’Full up’ means every system serviceable and available, probably reported during Fence checks before going over badlands.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 11:19
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Also, in their version of the F700, they have 'up' gripes and 'down' gripes. Maybe a full up jet is one with no 'green line' entries?

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Old 24th Aug 2018, 12:02
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You can fly a fighter with a inop radar. The jet is up for flight. It’s not however a full up jet. Full up means all systems are working normally. It’s basically a slang term.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 14:31
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"full up" as in fully working would be well understood by your mostly US audience. It is fine.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 15:07
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Often heard as 'Full Up War' to cover weather/engagement rules for airex.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 15:29
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Thanks for everyone’s replies. You’ve reassured me this is language understood by the audience even if the presenter is not full up
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 15:57
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not often heard on the kipper fleet - either in the 'all sensors working' use or the even more unlikely "nope, I couldn't manage another slice of DCS, I'm full-up"!
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 21:10
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Experienced the ‘up / down’ terms during a short sojourn with the US Navy.

After landing a call to ops would be ‘in and up’. A rare call during taxi out was ‘out and down’ as the brakes failed and the aircraft parked itself on the grass. During the short walk back to the hanger, another aircraft was already available!
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