flight plan

noun

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

The pilot filed a flight plan before taking off.
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First Known Use of flight plan

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flight plan was circa 1936

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24 Nov 2021

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“Flight plan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20plan. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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flight plan

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flight plan

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

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