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bobboThu May-18-17 03:18 AM
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"Why do pilots say "Roger"?"


  

          

Even if you haven’t heard it in real life, I’m guessing you’ve heard a pilot on TV say “Roger.” I bet you’ve even heard pilots say “Roger Wilco.”

Have you ever wondered who Roger Wilco is? And why pilots like to say his name?

OK, Hollywood may have complicated it some what, like the example below – we all know what film this came from, don’t we?!

Roger Murdock: Flight 2-0-9’er, you are cleared for take-off.

Captain Oveur: Roger!

Roger Murdock: Huh?

Tower voice: L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9’er.

Captain Oveur: Roger!

Roger Murdock: Huh?

Victor Basta: Request vector, over.

Captain Oveur: What?

Tower voice: Flight 2-0-9’er cleared for vector 324.

Roger Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.

Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What’s our vector, Victor?

Tower voice: Tower’s radio clearance, over!

Captain Oveur: That’s Clarence Oveur. Over.

Tower voice: Over.

Captain Oveur: Roger.

Roger Murdock: Huh?

Tower voice: Roger, over!

Roger Murdock: What?

Captain Oveur: Huh?

Victor Basta: Who?

  

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ShellyThu May-18-17 02:27 PM
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#1. "RE: Why do pilots say "Roger"?"
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I believe it's originally militery terminology

Shelly

  

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therubeThu May-18-17 03:51 PM
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#2. "RE: Why do pilots say "Roger"?"
In response to bobbo (Reply # 0)


  

          

"Voice procedure"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_procedure#Words_in_voice_procedure

"roger wilco"
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=roger%20wilco


(I liked that movie.
We do have a pilot in these parts.
Might not have been around of late...)

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