One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- short for identification
- ‘At 1918: 22 departure asked him to ‘squawk ident and say altitude.’’
- ‘If any more calls come in without an ident, trace them and let local law enforcement know.’
- ‘‘Positive ident on the shadowing corvettes,’ the OOD said.’
- ‘Three minutes later, the controller advised the pilot of the other airplane that the Piper was at 8,200 feet and that there were no further idents.’
- ‘‘Additional idents on the Red Dragon's escorts,’ Garcia said.’
- ‘I flipped up the TACAN mixer switch, and we were getting a good, strong ident.’
- ‘‘Did you get an ident on him, Captain?’ Alexandra asked.’
- ‘It is one of ‘I see this as an ident [a match] because I have been doing this longer than you.’’
- ‘He quickly rechecked the correct ILS frequency and verified the localizer's ident.’
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