flying bridge


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flying bridge

[¦flī·iŋ ′brij]
(naval architecture)
A narrow walkway or platform built at the level of the top of the pilothouse and containing a duplicate set of controls for steering gear and engine-room signals and for navigating instruments; the platform extends from one side of the ship to the other. Also known as navigating bridge.
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The floors of the flying bridges at the second fly gallery are at the same level as the fly gallery floor.
To our regret, the flying bridge had no small arms, so except for the phone messages, we were only spectators.
Rivera was suddenly the proud owner of Rubicon, a luxury motor yacht featuring three spacious staterooms with one king bed in the master, one queen bed and two twin beds in the two guest rooms, three full baths, a pilot house, a galley, dining room, salon, expansive outdoor seating, a sun pad and flying bridge with duplicate controls.
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The Flying Bridge is, for those of you who don't know, the steering position right at the top of the deck, very useful when mooring at one of the many beauty spots on Lough Erne.
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The first subchaser to arrive pulled alongside now and fired its 57 mm guns, striking the radar mast and flying bridge, wounding Captain Bucher (who later received a Purple Heart) and two others.
LeRoy "Cowboy" Rogers directed action from the flying bridge. Gunners sent up a blistering barrage from port and starboard 20 and 40mm guns, and from the 3-inch/.50-caliber gun on the bow.
Start and stop controls are provided at two control stations, the wheelhouse and the flying bridge. Engine throttle and shift controls involve a Hynautic manual hydraulic system actuated by shift and throttle levers at each control station.
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