flight line


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flight line

i. The area of the airport where aircraft are parked while they are being prepared for flight. Also called the apron, ramp, and tarmac. See apron.
ii. In reconnaissance missions, the prescribed ground path across targets.
iii. The precise movement of a civil photogrammetric aircraft along a predetermined course(s) at a predetermined altitude during the actual photographic run.
iv. Predetermined directional line of flight within a flying display area. Also called a show line.
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Historical Lineage of Flight Line Maintenance (1909-1978)
Investigators also found what appeared to be a diagram of an airport flight line, including aircraft and runways, according to the court document, which did not identify the airport.
A video camera, borehole-sighted with the laser, records an image of the flight line. Sixty video frames are recorded per second and each frame is annotated with consecutive numbers and clock time.
Dozens of airmen and women stood along the flight line, apprehensively watching the twin-tailed F-15E jets thunder down the runway, their pastel-colored afterburners lighting up the chilly early-morning skies before disappearing north toward Kuwait and Iraq.
1 / the delivery of about 200 flight line test sets
This petition is limited exclusively to the flight line teammates, a tactic commonly referred to as "micro-unit" organizing.
Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson told Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) military, civilians and contractor employees that their efforts to improve readiness and return more aircraft to the flight line in less time align with his recently released design strategy.
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island has been ahead of this craze, operating its own food truck for years to provide Sailors a variety of hot food on the flight line when they can't get away to the base dining facility, Admiral Nimitz Hall, for lunch or dinner.
The fuel hose was disconnected and the helicopter taxied back to the flight line without incident.
A statement by the ministry said today : " It is scheduled that lraqi Airways will activate this vital flight line at the beginning of next month.
You'll 11 be able to tow aircraft without being exposed to the elements while moving around on the flight line.
He alerted the flight line expeditor to the situation in order to minimize the time the engine spent running with this condition.

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