observation aircraft

observation aircraft

Aircraft (including airplanes and balloons) used primarily for observation and reconnaissance but may be used for other roles as well.
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Most of the twenty-one men who have served as Chief came from the fighter/attack and bomber communities (exceptions were Thomas White, observation aircraft and many staff jobs; and Lew Allen, who started in bombers but spent much of his career in R&D and science).
Taking part in the amphibious exercise for the side of the Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force is BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and an OV-10 Bronco, a light attack and observation aircraft, respectively.
Tragically, Laffin was killed when enemy fighter planes shot down his L-1 observation aircraft near the Myitkyina airstrip in mid-May 1944.
On November 11,1918, an observation aircraft landed at Auchy, in northern France.
According to the Pentagon, the flights are conducted by unarmed observation aircraft equipped with certain types of film and sensors that are certified under the treaty.
Some of the new bombers were still modified observation aircraft, but others were big, slow biplanes, one of which was capable of carrying 16 112-pound bombs and enough fuel for an eight-hour flight.
Smoke has made it difficult for observation aircraft to get precise measurements.
And this year a Pitts Special and Yak 52 will take to the skies above the popular North Yorkshire circuit, while on the ground, crowds will be enthralled by a Sherman Tank - an unmistakable World War Two icon - and static displays of the Bucker Bu 181 Bestmann and Auster light observation aircraft.
An Iranian military observation aircraft has flown dangerously close to an armed US Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf, sparking concern that Iranian military commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN reported Tuesday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed US Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, the US media said.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Russian team of inspectors is planning to conduct an observation flight with Russian An-30B observation aircraft over the territory of Spain, RIA Novosti reported referring to the head of the Russian National Center for Reducing Nuclear Threat, Sergei Ryzhkov.