once in call of duty i heard pilot said"we are bingo on fuel" i guess it means we are running out of fuel. so on this premise can we say "we are bingo on rice/meat/shampoo/money etc or not?
"Bingo on fuel" is military aviation slang. It originated with the United States military and carries a specific, official meaning there. Through joint operations and training, it has spread to NATO and other treaty forces, but is not officially recognized.
"Bingo on fuel" means a prebriefed amount of fuel for an aircraft that would allow a safe return to the base of intended landing.
Because it does not mean "low on fuel", we do not use it to say "we are bingo on rice ..." Indeed, (and just as example) depending upon the mission profile, a aircraft may have as much as 40% of its fuel capacity remaining when the "bingo" point is reached --> fuel to reach target = 35%, loiter time on target = 25%, "bingo on fuel", fuel to return = 35%, safety factor = 5%.
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