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sortie

[′sȯrd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
An operational flight by one aircraft.
(ordnance)
A sudden attack made from a defensive position.

sortie

The period that endures between a takeoff and the end of the flight of an aircraft. The term is used more by combat crews than by the civil crews, who prefer the use of the term flight.
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In the sortie covered exclusively by ANI, the Chief and Abhinandan flew for around 30 minutes in the trainer version of the MiG-21 Type 69 combat aircraft.
Former Interior Secretary and senatorial candidate Mar Roxas has assured that he is serious with the campaign, amid issues surrounding his absence in the Otso Diretso campaign sorties.
If you think the Sortie looks big, that's no illusion.
In 3 years and 7 months after pilot training, I flew 920 sorties, logging nearly 1,600 flight hours.
Dhanoa and Abhinandan on Monday flew a sortie in a MiG-21 Type 69 fighter Aircraft.
The Eucharistic celebration was not part of Otso Diretso's campaign sortie as Macalintal was only spotted by reporters at the church.
The research found little correlation between ASD and F-15C/D break rates, suggesting most aircraft failures are dependent on the number of sorties flown, not the sortie duration.
You can maximize sortie generation with a limited number of bodies, but if you do a pit & go, it needs to be done smartly because there is risk involved, especially with young wingmen.
We got the 9-Pave-Knife laser designator pods over there during Linebacker II, and on the first sortie with four airplanes we were able to drop the bridge, two spans of the bridge with four airplanes and just a few bombs.
On whether he would also endorse or attend the events of Minority member Senator Bam Aquino, a re-electionist who runs under the opposition slate Otso Diretso, Sotto said he is open to be featured in Aquino's own sortie.