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narcling

narcling  n.— «“It’s rough stuff,” said John Donnelly, a lead instructor at the DEA training facility on the sprawling Marine base at Quantico. Donnelly got his start in the late 1980s busting meth labs in California’s Central Valley as a...

crab walk landing

crab walk landing  n.— «A friend who is a retired commercial pilot (but still works a couple days a week as an instructor), sent me an e-mail of pilots training to land Boeing 777s in high crosswind conditions. The planes are brought in at...

drape

drape  n.— «Enter Mr. Sapienza, the freshly recruited weight-training instructor from the Maryland Reform School for Boys. In less than a week, using nonviolent methods that probably would get him fired today, he had the...

buddy box

buddy box  n.— «Depending on the systems used, a novice pilot can try his or her wings under the tutelage of a more experienced pilot using what is called a “buddy box.” The student’s control box and the instructor’s control box are linked...

trasher

trasher  n.— «One who understands that type of approach is Gary Martin, the building trades instructor at the CDC. In his third year of teaching at the school, Martin is a 35-year veteran of the industry. “I think this is a viable trade,”...

freight dog

freight dog  n.— «Prince said Gross had been a flight instructor and a “freight dog” for the company for four years. A freight dog is a term for a pilot who flies cargo.» —“Pilot in plane crash...