Dipsey doodle.

mikefsfr

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A few controllers at work have been busting my balls about not knowing a former ATC related term or procedure known as a dipsy doodle. Does anyone know what this was lol? If they are busting my shoes they really succeeded.
 

MJ0730

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it's that thing where you take a midget and dip him in syrup, then pour cheese doodles all over him.

maybe they mean the definition of moving in a zigzag course, but i'm guessing its the midget one.
 

quietbird

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I hope I'm not losing my mind here (old age, ya know) but if memory serves me correctly there was in fact something called a "dipsey doodle". It was in the .65 and I think it involved either SR-71 or U-2 aircraft. Keep in mind this was way back when, probably somewhere around the mid-80s. I don't have a .65 now and it's too late tonight to look and see if it is still in there.
 

Phlames

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All ya need to do is a little research on the net. This is what I found "After take off and the top up the Blackbird will perform a manoeuvre called the Dipsy Doodle, here it passes mach 1 by a climb to 33,000ft followed by a sharp dive to allow the aircraft to traverse high drag transonic range without using a lot of fuel. The aircraft will then climb to at least 60,000 ft."
 

mikefsfr

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I hope I'm not losing my mind here (old age, ya know) but if memory serves me correctly there was in fact something called a "dipsey doodle". It was in the .65 and I think it involved either SR-71 or U-2 aircraft. Keep in mind this was way back when, probably somewhere around the mid-80s. I don't have a .65 now and it's too late tonight to look and see if it is still in there.

the SR-71 was the exactly aircraft he spoke about when I brough up the dipsey doodle.
 

scope dope

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All ya need to do is a little research on the net. This is what I found "After take off and the top up the Blackbird will perform a manoeuvre called the Dipsy Doodle, here it passes mach 1 by a climb to 33,000ft followed by a sharp dive to allow the aircraft to traverse high drag transonic range without using a lot of fuel. The aircraft will then climb to at least 60,000 ft."
brian shul talks about it in his book "sled driver" a very cool read if you like sr71's.
that's where I had heard about it. never at work but I'm not that old.