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30th Dec '16 1:17:57 AM AgProv
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* Comedy ensemble show ''Radio/TheMaryWhiteHouseExperience'' subverted this trope. A sketch noted that as the skills required to pilot a modern jet fighter in combat were converging more and more with those necessary to succeed in air-fighting computer games, the next generation of RAF aces were not going to be craggy manly ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' types. Oh, no. A sketch followed through the recruitment and training of UpToEleven spotty, geeky, teenage nerds into the Royal Air Force, who all became fighter aces in an unspecified war somewhere.



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* Comedy ensemble show ''Radio/TheMaryWhiteHouseExperience'' subverted this trope. A sketch noted that as the skills required to pilot a modern jet fighter in combat were converging more and more with those necessary to succeed in air-fighting computer games, the next generation of RAF aces were not going to be craggy manly ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' types. Oh, no. A sketch followed through the recruitment and training of UpToEleven spotty, geeky, teenage nerds into the Royal Air Force, who all became fighter aces in an unspecified war somewhere.
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30th Dec '16 1:16:29 AM AgProv
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* Comedy ensemble show ''Radio/TheMaryWhiteHouseExperience'' subverted this trope. A sketch noted that as the skills required to pilot a modern jet fighter in combat were converging more and more with those necessary to succeed in air-fighting computer games, the next generation of RAF aces were not going to be craggy manly ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' types. Oh, no. A sketch followed through the recruitment and training of UpToEleven spotty, geeky, teenage nerds into the Royal Air Force, who all became fighter aces in an unspecified war somewhere.
24th Dec '16 12:08:51 PM morane
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* Many so-called "unorthodox" and "unclean" (because the bank indicator will swing wildly) manoeuvres will befall on the "Aerody-whatsit?" category. Examples are slips, snap rolls (a controlled spin along the horizontal axis where the tail of the plane will draw a "corkscrew" track), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomcovak lomcovaks]] (Czech for "headache" and kulbits. Snap roll is called in Finnish as ''älytön'' ("scatterbrain") as the stick and pedals are actuated in diagonally opposite directions.
* Incidentally, the modern more relaxed requirements for eyesight (i.e. eyeglasses or corrective surgery allowed) have paradoxally opened aviation for Bespectacled Eagle Eye pilots. The reason is that the visus value ("20/20") and refraction value (dioptric value) of an eye are two different values. The visus value measures the ''acuity'' of an eye (i.e. how accurately the eye can distinguish between two lines) while the refractive value measures if the eye is nearsighted (myopic) or farsighted (presbyopic). A person whose eyes have -2.0 dioptric value is hopelessly nearsighted without glasses (perhaps having 20/100 or 20/200 visus bare-eyed) but he may well have 20/10 acuity with good eyeglasses, making him a true eagle eye. Contact lenses are especially suitable for aviators.
21st Dec '16 7:26:02 AM ElodieHiras
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* The Speed Demon [[PrestigeClass Advanced Class]] from ''TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana'', who uses [[AWizardDidIt explicitly supernatural enhancements]], falls under Aerody-whatsit? (due to outright reducing speed penalties to piloting skills), Reinforced Plot Armor due to having the class ability to apply their own Defense bonus to the vehicle they are piloting, making it almost untouchable at higher levels, and Three Times Faster than a Normal Zaku due to possessing a class ability that improves the top speed of any vehicle they are currently piloting by 25%.
11th Dec '16 11:45:04 AM nombretomado
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* Suzaku from ''CodeGeass'' is guilty of If it flies..., Gravity Smavity!, and Reinforced Plot Armor.

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* Suzaku from ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is guilty of If it flies..., Gravity Smavity!, and Reinforced Plot Armor.
4th Dec '16 8:45:27 PM Hobbie
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*** Many quiet mentions are made of [[NumberTwo Tycho Celchu's]] piloting skills throughout the series, usually referring back to past feats, but the big example comes in ''[[JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'' where he very nearly takes Corran apart with his AwesomenessViaAnalysis style. Corran is not only an ace pilot, but a Jedi as well.

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*** Many quiet mentions are made of [[NumberTwo Tycho Celchu's]] piloting skills throughout the series, usually referring back to past feats, but the big example comes in ''[[JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'' where he very nearly takes Corran apart with his AwesomenessViaAnalysis AwesomenessByAnalysis style. Corran is not only an ace pilot, but a Jedi as well.
4th Dec '16 8:44:56 PM Hobbie
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*** Many quiet mentions are made of [[NumberTwo Tycho Celchu's]] piloting skills throughout the series, usually referring back to past feats, but the big example comes in ''[[JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'' where he very nearly takes Corran apart with his AwesomenessViaAnalysis style. Corran is not only an ace pilot, but a Jedi as well.
21st Nov '16 8:58:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Along with {{Zeerust}}, this trope is pretty much what powers ''CrimsonSkies''.

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* Along with {{Zeerust}}, this trope is pretty much what powers ''CrimsonSkies''.''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies''.
16th Nov '16 12:25:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** To say nothing of [[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya Tsurugi]] who have been broken in several games, and being considered as TheAce of the group(and yes, this is the same group with several {{Badass}} from mecha anime on it).

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** To say nothing of [[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya Tsurugi]] who have been broken in several games, and being considered as TheAce of the group(and yes, this is the same group with several {{Badass}} badass from mecha anime on it).
14th Nov '16 10:10:50 AM Jake
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** Starbuck does however have a few advantages over most examples on this page: She's trying to figure out how to get a SpaceFighter off the surface of a moon with fairly low gravity, which means that once she gets it off the ground and up to escape velocity she doesn't have to care about its stalling speed, never-exceed speed or other aerodynamics issues for very long. Space is also by its very nature largely free of anything to crash into.
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