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flyboy

slang A pilot or other member of an air force. The bar near the base is usually filled with cocky flyboys bragging about doing barrel rolls or whatever.
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flyboy

n. a pilot. (Military.) Rocko was a flyboy in Korea.
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Owning property is no longer the preserve of the very rich or of fly-boy entrepreneurs.
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Yet now, greed is back on the agenda and they are paying massive bonuses to their fly-boys to gamble with our pension money.
He was one of those daring fly-boys, and his tail struck the only wire for thousands of miles around, the North Pole Telegraph, sending his plane hurling into the workshop in a ball of flames with tons of ammunition and missiles exploding.
Between Wells and Yeovil, you'll find this celebration of the Navy's fly-boys. Among the virtual experiences is the chance to seek and destroy an enemy submarine, try your hand at being a helicopter pilot, see a carrier-borne nuclear bomb and get close to some of the Navy's aircraft past and present.
Overhead, the last strings of geese limp south, gap and waver, while inside each arthritic V a tight formation of fly-boys, next spring's young Turks, memorize -- no nonsense -- the way back home.
But he's too smart, or too realistic; "Back to Bagdad" adhered so strictly to the actual parameters of combat flight that techno fly-boys couldn't even figure out how to fire their guns.
She was probably none the wiser after watching fly-boys Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett repel a Japanese air attack all by themselves.
Rachel Weisz ran around the desert in The Mummy Returns, Kate Beckinsale fell in love with her fly-boys in Pearl Harbor, then Angelina Jolie saved the world in Tomb Raider.
The Pentagon calls it "Grunt Speak" after the US slang for a squaddie, but it is also a favourite of the fly-boys currently turning Afghanistan into an ashtray.