Definition of flight deck in English:

flight deck


  • 1The cockpit of a large aircraft, from which the pilot and crew fly it.

    • ‘The aircraft is equipped with an in-flight refuelling probe mounted above and behind the flight deck.’
    • ‘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 designed for two-pilot operation.’
    • ‘These could easily light up the flight deck of an aircraft with startling results to the crew.’
    • ‘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 unpressurised nosewheel bay is below the flight deck.’
    • ‘On September 11 from the flight deck of United Airlines Flight 93, this was the voice of Ziad Jarrah.’
    • ‘Working in the flight deck of an aircraft involves dangers to one's health.’
    • ‘The pilots took turns sleeping in the two bunks behind the flight deck.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The flight deck has seven full colour liquid crystal displays.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The aircraft has state-of-the-art flight deck, avionics and navigation equipment.’
    • ‘The flight deck is fitted with dual controls for the pilot and copilot.’
    • ‘The flight deck is fitted with two Martin-Baker crashworthy seats.’
  • 2The deck of an aircraft carrier, used for takeoff and landing.

    • ‘This year's presentation took place on the flight deck of the 8,400 tonne amphibious landing ship then alongside Fleet Base East.’
    • ‘Norwegian troops fast-roped on to the flight deck of the Norwegian exercise flagship Andenes from a Royal Navy Lynx.’
    • ‘The ships Sea King flight also remained busy, with two aircraft operating from her flight deck or helipads ashore.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Two starboard lifts carry the aircraft from the hangar to the flight deck.’
    • ‘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 royal party watched a dynamic display of aerial and aquatic action from the flight deck of aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.’
    • ‘The 27m flight deck at the stern of the ship has a landing grid equipped with a RAST system.’
    • ‘The ship has a flight deck at the stern with a single landing spot for the helicopter.’
    • ‘Four people suffered minor injures when a crane toppled on to the flight deck of aircraft carrier HMS Invincible.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Was it that excessive power was used to taxi on the flight deck or that an aircraft was directed too close to another?’
    • ‘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 ensuing search-especially during evening hours on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier-makes the task even more unpleasant.’
    • ‘What do you get if you have some sailors, measuring tape, pen and paper, and a bit of an aircraft carrier flight deck?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At 0445 the flight deck was dimly lit, the Australian White Ensign illuminated as sailors and soldiers fell in for the dawn service.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When ordered to man our aircraft, we found the flight deck wet with spray and very windy.’
    • ‘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.’


flight deck

/ˈflaɪ(t) ˌdɛk//ˈflī(t) ˌdek/