flight deck


Definition of flight deck

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

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Along the way, alien monsters, crew members apparently developing strange powers, and parties on the flight deck also factor into the story. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The first trailer for Netflix’s Another Life looks like Arrival meets Stargate SG-1," 11 July 2019 Troops practiced emergency first aid response and trained on the flight deck and in the aircraft carrier hangar deck, at times using guns made of rubber in battle scenarios. Washington Post, "Warship shows Japan’s determination to expand military role," 3 July 2019 The flight deck of an aircraft carrier has often been compared to a lethal ballet with scurrying crewmen launching and recovering Navy jet fighters in perfect synchronization. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "‘Pickers’ and ‘Stowers’ keep things moving at Katy-area Amazon Center," 1 July 2019 The island is the center of flight operations on an aircraft carrier, controlling takeoffs, landings, and the delicate movement of aircraft and personnel on the potentially deadly flight deck. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch the Future Carrier USS Kennedy Get Its Island," 3 June 2019 Steam is diverted from the ship’s boilers—steam boilers powered by the ship’s nuclear reactors—and piped up to just under the flight deck, where it is held and pressurized in special tanks. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Trump Tells U.S. Navy to Go Back to Steam Catapults," 30 May 2019 October 2008 Qantas Flight 72 was en route from Singapore to Perth, Australia at 37,000 when unexpectedly the flight deck was filled with flashing lights and the sound of klaxons. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, "4 Times Before the Boeing 737 Max 8 That Plane Automation Software Went Haywire," 18 Mar. 2019 One major upgrade the ships will require is a thermoresistant coating to the aviation flight deck. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Japan Clears Way for First Aircraft Carriers in 70 Years," 28 Nov. 2018 The Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck. Fox News, "Navy: Sailor was struck by propeller on carrier flight deck," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of flight deck

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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