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.

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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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