en route phase

en route phase

i. As it pertains to helicopters, that phase of the flight from the end of takeoff and the initial climb phase to the commencement of the approach and landing phases.
ii. As it pertains to fixed-wing aircraft, it is the phase from the top of climb to the top of descent.
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The Marine Corps ERCS and Air Force CCATTs appear to be steps toward state-of-the-art care during en route phases of casualty management.