flight deck


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flight deck

1. the crew compartment in an airliner
2. the upper deck of an aircraft carrier from which aircraft take off and on which they land

flight deck

[′flīt ‚dek]
(aerospace engineering)
In certain airplanes, an elevated compartment occupied by the crew for operating the airplane in flight.
(naval architecture)
The topmost complete deck of an aircraft carrier, used mainly for takeoff and landing of planes.

flight deck

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i. The upper deck of an aircraft carrier that serves as a runway.
ii. The compartment in which all the flight, engine, systems, communications, and navigation are located. It also houses the flight crew.
iii. The compartment occupied by the aircrew in a transport or bomber aircraft.
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Today, the women who launch aircraft off the flight deck don't stress over gender stereotypes; they simply recognize that a job needs to get done.
After these tests the Admiralty was persuaded and Centaur was the first to be equipped with a five-degree angled flight deck and later Ark Royal.
Debris, fuel, oil and hydraulic fluids are hazards to personnel and aircraft and must be continually removed from a flight deck.
Pilot Pablo Mason (inset) has lost his appeal against dismissal for allowing Wales midfielder Robbie Savage (left) on his flight deck during a charter trip
Yesterday, Capt Mason told the tribunal he had not believed he was doing anything wrong in allowing Savage on to the flight deck after being told to use his initiative during the "vital" VIP flight.
The seats on the flight deck are from an old car, but John fitted speakers underneath them to mimic the noise and vibration of a jet.
When I started travelling by air, about 50 years ago, it was a real thrill to visit the flight deck.
As you walk from one end of the flight deck to the other, you'll probably gain a greater appreciation for the skill and courage required in the task of setting a jet down on a short landing strip that would bob and roll in the heavy seas.
While the integrated test team was busy working on Wasp's flight deck, a group of maintainers from tilt-rotor operational test squadron (VMX) 22, the V-22 operational test and evaluation squadron based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, were in the hangar bay conducting maintenance demonstration testing.
Notably, the ship's flight deck will be designed so that aircraft can maneuver into a NASCAR-style pit stop, where they will be refueled, repaired and loaded with weapons.
The keypad is part of a complete flight deck door solution that also includes a reinforced panel door and a locking device.
Under the terms of the agreement IBM will supply 430 pilots with its ThinkPad X24 laptop computers so that they can have electronic access to the aircraft's manuals that are required on the flight deck.

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