launching ramp

launching ramp

[′lȯn·chiŋ ‚ramp]
(aerospace engineering)
A ramp used for launching an aircraft or missile into the air.
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The benefits of free fall lifeboats is that it has the permission of free fall form a certain launching lamp length and launching ramp angle.
It remained stuck high and dry until a wooden launching ramp could be constructed and, with the aid of tugs, the Timbo was eventually refloated.
The Exposure is an all-women championships and, according to Skateboarding Association of the Philippines President Monty Mendigoria, is a perfect launching ramp for Didal.
Meanwhile, amateur fishermen complained about the bad condition of the launching ramp on the Olympia Coast, warning the authorities that if they ignore them they will protest by closing the Limassol coastal road with their boats.
The man, who had slipped on steps at the end of a launching ramp at around 9am on Monday, was conscious but becoming hypothermic in the freezing conditions.
Lake Wedington--A 1.02-acre lake and the 37-acre Lake Wedington Recreation Area with campsites; picnic areas; six cabins; playgrounds; swimming, paddleboat and canoe rentals; a lodge; seven-mile hiking trail; and boat launching ramp and boathouse.
The wide stern houses a tender garage for a 3.85m dinghy, launched by an electric hoist while the large hydraulic swimming platform serves as a launching ramp.
They include a project to increase efficiency at Macduff Shipyards, building a new boat launching ramp to allow larger steel and aluminium vessels to be launched in the harbour.
The barges were launched in the sea using a safe Y[pounds sterling]control launching' method as they were lifted on airbags then rolled towards a launching ramp using two 30-tonne excavators for pushing.
Eliminating the previously used launching ramp also reduces cost, and saves valuable time when cleaning the prover in preparation for water draws in the future.
The sea-faring Captain's Shed Destination features a custom Captain lifeboat, launching ramp and working winch to haul Captain in and out of the water.
After locating the vessel and the two men, who were from Oxclose in Washington, it was taken in tow by the inshore lifeboat and taken to the launching ramp at Fatfield where it was recovered from the water back on to its own trailer.