New slang?

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Oct 21 23:46:08 UTC 2005

Isn't this an aviation term meaning "take off with a full fuel load"?

Flying with Joint Stars over Iraq
By David A. Fulghum
05/15/2005 02:25:30 PM  Aviation Week and Space Technology

"Crews would like 20-25% more thrust and a higher cool-air bypass ratio
so they can take off heavier (with more fuel) or operate from shorter
runways, deliver 14-18% more fuel efficiency and fly higher."

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> From today's "Judge Greg Mathis" show: "I heard him _take off heavy_."
> "Take off heavy" appareently can mean, judging from context,
> "Floor it hard and drive away noisily, over-revving the
> engine and burning rubber" in San Francisco.
> 55,100,000 hits in Google reducible to 280, but not wth this meaning.
> -Wilson Gray

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