an officer holding a commissioned rank senior to a flying officer and junior to a squadron leader in the RAF and certain other air forces
noun 1. an area for the servicing and maintenance of airplanes that includes parking ramps and hangars. noun 1. an area of an airfield or airport on which aircraft, esp military aircraft, are parked and serviced
- Flight management systems
plural noun 1. a suite of computer programs in a computer on board an aircraft used to calculate the most economical flying speeds and altitudes during a flight and to identify possible choices in emergencies
noun 1. a nurse in the U.S. Air Force who tends patients being transported by airplane.
- Flight of fancy
An unrealistic idea or fantastic notion, a pipe dream. For example, She engaged in flights of fancy, such as owning a million-dollar house. This idiom uses flight in the sense of “a soaring of the imagination,” a usage dating from the mid-1600s.