flight plan

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of flight plan

: a usually written statement (as by a pilot) of the details of an intended flight (as of an airplane or spacecraft) usually filed with an authority

Examples of flight plan in a Sentence

  1. The pilot filed a flight plan before taking off.

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First Known Use of flight plan

circa 1936

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Definition of flight plan for English Language Learners

  • : a written statement that tells when and where an aircraft will fly


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