Lead Aircraft Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) An aircraft in the van of two or more aircraft.
2.) The airborne aircraft designated to exercise command of other aircraft within the flight.
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.
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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