“Eff-oh” is even less syllablesIt’s probably generational.
If “my copilot is running a little late, he’ll be right here at van time” is demeaning, well crap, “first officer” is too many syllables and I’m lazy.
I have a friend that thinks it’s demeaning for prefacing the word copilot with “my”. LOL!
People have said a lot worse to @DergI used to hate the term “co-pilot” but seems like all the old timers here at the SJI use it...I guess it’s kind of growing on me. However, it is annoying when talking to non pilots “are you the pilot or just the co-pilot, does the pilot ever let you fly”
So long as there's only one guy who has to sign his name on the release, the "other guy" up in that room in the front of the airplane will remain an assistant.“My assistant to the captain, the co-captain since he is PIC type-rated, would like a coffee with one cream, please”
Our releases have blanks for both pilots, but that's more a fit for duty statement than anything else. The verbiage does say both pilots agree with the flight as planned, but meh.So long as there's only one guy who has to sign his name on the release, the "other guy" up in that room in the front of the airplane will remain an assistant.