Flight Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org


1.) The basic tactical unit in the Air Force, consisting of four or more aircraft in two or more elements.

2.) A single aircraft airborne on a nonoperational mission.

3.) In Navy and Marine Corps usage, a specified group of aircraft usually engaged in a common mission.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-30: Command and Control of Joint Air Operations, updated February 2014 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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