flight director


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flight director

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i. A flight instrument akin to an attitude director, indicating aircraft parameters in the roll, yaw, and pitch.
ii. The panel controller for the autopilot.
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When the code was being drawn up, it was argued there should be no reference to an ISS Commander making "use of force." Instead, the commander has "the authority to use any reasonable and necessary means to fulfill his or her responsibilities" -- so long as this is consistent with the authority of the Flight Director of course.
The flight director will make any and all travel arrangements as well as cater to personal requests for food, beverage and in-flight entertainment.
"The gas jets coming out of the comet -- they are acting like thrusters and are slowing down the comet," European Space Agency flight director Andrea Accomazzo said during a session of the Royal Aeronautical Society in London earlier this week.
"Although this was an unmanned mission, we were all onboard Orion," said Flight Director Mike Sarafin on NASA's twitter.
"Philae has gone - it's on its path down to the comet," Rosetta flight director Andrea Accomazzo said.
Andrea Accomazzo, flight director for the Rosetta spacecraft
FEATURE: Flight director sees Konotori launch as "must succeed" mission
Gerry Griffin, an Apollo flight director said that Armstrong had a unique, hard-to-define ability to capture the essence of an issue, prompting everyone in the room to pay attention.
Ernest Hemingway wrote that courage was "grace under pressure," and in Flight director Robert Zemeckis has created a taut drama about an airline pilot who manages to keep his wits in the most horrific of situations, calmly and courageously pulling a plummeting airliner out of its downward spiral and saving hundreds of doomed souls with a move so daring it would have scared the wings off most other pilots.
Former NASA science chief, Alan Stern, and Gerry Griffin, a former Apollo flight director and former director of the NASA Johnson Space Centre, have conceived the idea.

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