the act of flying while waiting for combat orders or for enemy airplanes to appear.
the signal to take stations for such action.
the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
a signal to prepare for this
a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and minute amounts of other gases that surrounds the earth and forms its atmosphere. a stir in the atmosphere; a light breeze. overhead space; sky: The planes filled the air. circulation; publication; publicity: to give air to one’s theories. the general character or complexion of anything; appearance: His early work […]
- Air arm
the aviation section of a national military force, including aircraft, base and support facilities, and personnel. Historical Examples Footnote 2-22: The Army’s air arm was reorganized several times. Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 Morris J. MacGregor, Jr. Black marines were excluded from the corps’ celebrated combat divisions and its air arm. Integration of the […]
- Air attache
a commissioned officer or warrant officer of an air force serving on the staff of an ambassador or minister.
- Air bag
an inflatable plastic bag mounted under the dashboard or on the back of the front seat of a car: it cushions the driver and passengers by inflating automatically in the event of collision. Historical Examples Further, by compressing the air inside the air bag, the rate of ascent or descent could be regulated. A History […]