Definition of flight deck in English:

flight deck


  • 1The cockpit of a large aircraft.

    • ‘Working in the flight deck of an aircraft involves dangers to one's health.’
    • ‘The unpressurised nosewheel bay is below the flight deck.’
    • ‘The pilots took turns sleeping in the two bunks behind the flight deck.’
    • ‘The flight deck is designed for two-pilot operation.’
    • ‘These could easily light up the flight deck of an aircraft with startling results to the crew.’
    • ‘The flight deck is fitted with two Martin-Baker crashworthy seats.’
    • ‘Though cramped and confined, at least the flight deck is a room with a view - of sorts.’
    • ‘From the driver's seat to the the flight deck: avionics makers adopt auto technology.’
    • ‘I was delighted to discover it has a control panel similar to the flight deck of an airliner, and the ability to massage almost every muscle in the body.’
    • ‘I turned toward the flight deck, bent and saw George give me the thumbs-up.’
    • ‘I looked about the cabin, felt the vibrations of the old girl, watched the flight deck and how the pilots worked the great wheels on the yokes.’
    • ‘The flight deck has seven full colour liquid crystal displays.’
    • ‘The aircraft has state-of-the-art flight deck, avionics and navigation equipment.’
    • ‘RAAF pilots will not assume both seats on the flight deck until the aircraft is accepted and operated by the Air Force in 2006.’
    • ‘The helicopter is flown by a crew of three: the pilot and the copilot at the flight deck and one crew member in the cabin.’
    • ‘The flight deck is fitted with dual controls for the pilot and copilot.’
    • ‘On September 11 from the flight deck of United Airlines Flight 93, this was the voice of Ziad Jarrah.’
    • ‘The aircraft is equipped with an in-flight refuelling probe mounted above and behind the flight deck.’
  • 2The deck of an aircraft carrier, used for take-off and landing.

    • ‘The ship's company put in a sterling effort lifting the water from the tank deck to the flight deck for the water shuttle.’
    • ‘The helicopter was used to capture images of the ship as it pushed through the water as well as the military helicopters landing and taking off from the flight deck.’
    • ‘Two starboard lifts carry the aircraft from the hangar to the flight deck.’
    • ‘The royal party watched a dynamic display of aerial and aquatic action from the flight deck of aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.’
    • ‘While it was fun for many to move from the lower deck to the flight deck, for several others it provided moments they would never forget.’
    • ‘The ensuing search-especially during evening hours on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier-makes the task even more unpleasant.’
    • ‘At 0445 the flight deck was dimly lit, the Australian White Ensign illuminated as sailors and soldiers fell in for the dawn service.’
    • ‘The 27m flight deck at the stern of the ship has a landing grid equipped with a RAST system.’
    • ‘It has a flight deck, stern gate, a well deck that can ballast down to launch landing craft and a vast vehicle stowage area for AAAVs, trucks or tanks.’
    • ‘Four people suffered minor injures when a crane toppled on to the flight deck of aircraft carrier HMS Invincible.’
    • ‘She and her three sisters have a large stern internal docking area to enable landing craft to load up, and a large flight deck area to operate all types of Royal Navy, RAF and Army helicopters.’
    • ‘The ship has a flight deck at the stern with a single landing spot for the helicopter.’
    • ‘The royal Navy has launched another fleet - one which will let you ride in a Sea Harrier or land a Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of a frigate!’
    • ‘Was it that excessive power was used to taxi on the flight deck or that an aircraft was directed too close to another?’
    • ‘What do you get if you have some sailors, measuring tape, pen and paper, and a bit of an aircraft carrier flight deck?’
    • ‘When ordered to man our aircraft, we found the flight deck wet with spray and very windy.’
    • ‘The ships Sea King flight also remained busy, with two aircraft operating from her flight deck or helipads ashore.’
    • ‘This year's presentation took place on the flight deck of the 8,400 tonne amphibious landing ship then alongside Fleet Base East.’
    • ‘He thinks about the fact that he works in one of the most dangerous places in the world, the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.’
    • ‘Norwegian troops fast-roped on to the flight deck of the Norwegian exercise flagship Andenes from a Royal Navy Lynx.’


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