fixed wing


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fixed wing

n.
An aircraft wing, as on an airplane, that is fixed in place rather than rotating as in a helicopter.

fixed′-wing′ adj.
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Aircraft have commenced arriving in the north east of Victoria with Albury Airport welcoming two aircraft today a fixed wing firebomber and a fixed-wing reconnaissance aircraft and Benalla welcoming a firebombing helicopter last week.
A fixed wing aircraft capable of spot landing on a perch would be an ideal solution capable of efficient cruising and versatile landing for longer surveillance missions.
While these aircraft are said to meet the Canadian Forces' fixed wing search and rescue (FWSAR) requirement, their role might more accurately be described as fixed wing search and assist.
Some photographic and video footage from the fixed wing has assisted in identifying some of those involved in the various public order incidents which occurred throughout the day.
At the height of operations, the various elements of the Department of Defense had more than 350 helicopters and over 70 fixed wing aircraft involved in Katrina relief efforts.
Arcturus UAV said it has unveiled JUMP, a new vertical takeoff and landing system for their T-20 and T-16 fixed wing UAVs.
ROHNERT PARK, California, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Arcturus UAV unveiled JUMP(TM), a new vertical takeoff and landing system for their T-20 and T-16 fixed wing UAVs.
The successful landing of a fixed wing aircraft at Nyoma marks the culmination of joint effort by the IAF and Indian Army to enable the IAF to operate in the inhospitable terrain of Leh-Ladakh region in support of the Army.
We have currently shut down the flying for all carrier fixed wing aircraft (that's me) as there was no mission or request.
This is because the CRW's rotor is designed not only to spin during vertical takeoffs and landings but also to stop turning during flight and convert to a fixed wing for high-speed cruise.
It has a fixed wing plane based at Teesside International Airport and a helicopter at Newcastle International Airport.
Knight, R-Palmdale, was vice commander at Edwards Air Force Base where he earned the world speed record for fixed-wing aircraft - 4,250 mph - and the world altitude record for fixed wing - 250,000 feet.