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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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 In what’s long been a man’s world of pilots, directors, catapult teams and shooters, women on Feb. 28 took over the carrier Theodore Roosevelt’s flight deck. Carl Prine, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Female crew takes over aircraft carrier's catapults, likely a first in the ship's history," 6 May 2018 Reuters reports that a 70-ton crane fell on the carrier when the drydock sank, punching a sixteen foot wide hole in the hull and flight deck of the ship. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Hard-Luck Carrier Damaged in Shipyard Accident," 30 Oct. 2018 Each has a full-length flight deck and aviation elevators designed to raise and lower aircraft from a spacious internal hangar. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Japan Clears Way for First Aircraft Carriers in 70 Years," 28 Nov. 2018 But airlines aren't just counting on AI to assist on the flight deck. Alyson Behr, Ars Technica, "More than an auto-pilot, AI charts its course in aviation," 5 Dec. 2018 Reports indicate the captain of the ship deliberately ran it aground in order to save it, and the ship is currently at a roughly 20 degree angle, with the stern of the ship, particularly the helicopter flight deck, underwater. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Norwegian Frigate Intentionally Run Aground After Collision," 8 Nov. 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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