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Thanks to both of you. I had to give credit to Marianne because she gave me the answer first, although Mads gave a perfect explanation. Too bad the points cannot be split. 2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
xxxMarianne Belgium Local time: 17:49 Native speaker of: Swedish PRO pts in pair: 34
Thanks to both of you. I had to give credit to Marianne because she gave me the answer first, although Mads gave a perfect explanation. Too bad the points cannot be split.
Explanation: An ace flyer is referred to as an ace or flying ace (stress on first word). It's a regular enough term, and I think it may have come from English into Danish.
Ace (-n.) ... 5. "A fighter pilot credited with destroying a prescibed number or more of enemy aircraft, usually five,in flight"
Explanation: Flying aces has a nice ring to it, but since I had never heard it before, I was curious and made a Google search for the term, which elicited lots of hits, all of which seemed to have something to do with technology. So I searched for World War Two Flying Aces - NO hits! This certainly isn't proof that the term doesn't exist - but I found a Fighter Pilot "Ace" list at http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/aces.html. - Just thought I would mention this.