ground alert


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ground alert

That status in which aircraft on the ground or the deck are fully serviced and armed, with combat crews in readiness to take off within a specified short period of time (usually 2, 5, 15, or 30 min) after receipt of a mission order.
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The plane had to be de-iced before take-off at 10.18am but, minutes later, it developed problems sparking a ground alert at the airport.
THE Godolphin team yesterday issued a ground alert over Kayf Tara's participation in Thursday's Goodwood Cup after the potentially all-conquering stayer was named as one of 11 five-day acceptors at the weekend.
Airpower applied to missile defense provides more than simply a platform that can get close enough to the launch point to engage in the boost or ascent phase, or respond fast enough from ground alert to engage in the terminal phase.
Staff on the ground alerted police who were waiting on the tarmac.
His horrified workmates on the ground alerted firefighters.