orientation flight


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orientation flight

A flight given to a person to familiarize him or her with the problems and peculiarities of flying the aircraft.
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The wing takes the approach one step further on the orientation flights by trying to match aircrew members with guests from the same regional area to foster closer connections, Colonel Lockard said.
Honeybees tirelessly commute between rewarding flower patches and their hive and their remarkable navigational skills rely on distinct landmarks, such as trees or houses, which they very efficiently find and memorise on orientation flights.
Thystyslennoiksi also include rescue services to be decided by the smoke and alerted by the ERC findings, reconnaissance flights and short-term orientation flights related to wildfire, as well as training flights under the agreement.
CAP members fly nearly 100,000 hours per year performing disaster relief, counterdrug, search and rescue, fighter interceptor training, aerial observation, and cadet orientation flights.
Civil Air Patrol cadets take orientation flights A squadron of Civil Air Patrol cadets attended orientation at Quakertown Airport in Pennsylvania.
All of this leads up to what cadets find the most exciting - Cadet Orientation Flights, known as "O Flights.
On two orientation flights, the pilots got so bound up in misprogramming the GPS for approaches under the hood that I had take the flight controls--once to avoid traffic that wouldn't have been a problem if we were on course, and once to avoid a hillside.
Each pilot in Jasta II was required to fly long orientation flights without maps to familiarize himself with the terrain.
Also 8,508 Explorers were flown on local orientation flights.
Within a few weeks, maintainers and aircrew members flying older versions of the C-130 were asking Reservists for walk-through tours and orientation flights in the J-model.
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