line of flight


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line of flight

[′līn əv ¦flīt]
(mechanics)
The line of movement, or the intended line of movement, of an aircraft, guided missile, or projectile in the air.

line of flight

The line in the air that an aerial vehicle like an aircraft flies or travels.
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And it is within this highly ambivalent and destructive context that defines the closet that the mirror scene enacts narcissism as a possible line of flight from family imposed ideals and from the dominant, heteronormative figure of the Child that is so saturated with futuristic-familial ideology (Edelman 1-31).
The mirror/screen mediating the entirety of this scene--interposing itself between the camera's eye and the viewers" eyes--could be read as figuring a heterotopian screen able to connect to their (queerly) Utopian bodies through a bodily alliance prompting to initiate a line of flight.
At this point of the narrative is where Alex's "becoming girl" takes place (Deleuze and Guattari 276-82, Kennedy 193-214): marking the inception of a line of flight, she becomes for a good part of the narrative, a "fugitive" and the figure of the girl (193-98)--rather than the girl as identity and representation as attributed to her by the dominant familial and medical discourse--is what ultimately leads her, not without major traumatic violence, to a narrative resolution that is both personal and reconstitutive of the self.
11) Its very form is gendered: Alex is haunted by a girl and the former has, in turn, to become herself a girl not only to conjure up the ghost of male, "sadistic-anal" homosexuality (s/he had just penetrated Alvaro), but also to take up her subjectivizing line of flight out of the power relations established by the heterotopian closet.
In Foucault's system of thought, passion functions as a line of flight operates in Deleuze: it is an opening, a movement, and an acceleration that creates new possibilities of existence.
Death is a failed line of flight only if it closes in upon itself, if there is no flux of lines that continues beyond it.
However, according to Messiaen's theology, when you move through your senses - through sound-colors - to a line of flight, and if you reach the plane of consistency, you will discover that the intensifies that pass over you are the very essences that Messiaen has been representing: undifferentiated vibrations, sounds, colors, and, ultimately: impossibilities, desires, loves, knowledges.
A line of flight in contrast is an "absolute de-territorialization"; instead of conjugating, it "connects" flows and makes the flows increase or augment.
The supple line however, as we have stated, is very close to the line of flight, and therefore the danger associated with the supple line anticipates the danger of the line of flight: totalitarianism can become fascism.
Scott Fitzgerald), "Why is the line of flight a war one risks coming back from defeated, destroyed, after having destroyed everything one could [tout ce qu'on pouvait]?
The line of flight moves only from one stratum to another, which allows for something worse to happen.
BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 1996--Sierra On-Line, the largest in-house developer of interactive entertainment software for the PC, has released the follow-up product to the popular A-10 line of flight sims: Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer 2.