flight deck

noun

Definition of flight deck

1 : the uppermost complete deck of an aircraft carrier
2 : the forward compartment in some airplanes

Examples of flight deck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One significant challenge for airlines once CARES funding expires involves how captains will effectively manage the leadership dynamic on the flight deck following thousands of downgrades. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "6 Pilots on the Future of the Once-Glamorous Job," 10 June 2020 Effective leadership is highly nuanced, whether on the flight deck or elsewhere. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "6 Pilots on the Future of the Once-Glamorous Job," 10 June 2020 And in late March, the ship with only about 3,000 crew aboard went out to sea for roughly two weeks of training, including the recertification of the flight deck and fighter squadron, such as takeoffs and landings on the carrier. Time, "Navy Carrier Sidelined by Virus Is Back Operating in the Pacific," 5 June 2020 Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship's flight deck while conducting routine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Ousted captain of coronavirus-infected ship reportedly ‘well and in good spirits’," 17 Apr. 2020 The website noted that the carrier, the first since the Nimitz-class carriers were designed in the late 1960s, features a number of features designed to make a smoother running flight deck. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The USS Ford Is Coming Together...Very Slowly," 3 Feb. 2020 Flight crews have access to masks and hand sanitizer, and flight decks are going through a disinfection process. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Coronavirus fears are mounting. Here's what U of L, UPS and Louisville are doing about it," 25 Feb. 2020 Helicopters embarked on destroyers and cruisers frequently get sprayed with salt water, while aircraft on the flight decks of carriers might get salt fog or mist. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Rust: The U.S. Navy's $3 Billion-a-Year Oxidation Problem," 15 Jan. 2020 Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship's flight deck while conducting routine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Ousted captain of coronavirus-infected ship reportedly ‘well and in good spirits’," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of flight deck

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jul 2020

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“Flight deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20deck. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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flight deck

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flight deck

: the top deck of an aircraft carrier
: the area where the pilots sit in a large airplane

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