return to base


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return to base

An order to proceed to the point indicated by the displayed information or by verbal communication. This point is being used to return the aircraft to a place at which the aircraft can land. Command heading, speed, and altitude may be used, if desired. Also called RTB.
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The warfighter can transmit information in real-time over Wi-Fi or military radio or download it on return to base.
Upon their return to base, mission generated data are archived to be used and referenced on new missions.
The last search unit to return to base was the Porthdinllaen all weather lifeboat, shortly after 6pm.
A sheriff's rescue helicopter set out to find Ritz, but was forced to return to base because of the weather, officials said.
S E-2 conducting two waveoffs for lens familiarity, two touch and goes, a trap, a catapult, a second trap followed by a hot refuel, and a catapult to return to base.
The F-15s, which cost $400million each, took off from their base at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk and had been due to return to base around 3pm when radio contact was lost and they vanished from radar screens.
It means drivers can be re-routed to pick up extra loads while they are out, rather than see them return to base with a half-empty truck.
With a long-range fuel capacity of 10,200 pounds (4,631 kg) and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D engines, the Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 MRSA on a typical mission can transit 200 nm (370 km) at 289 knots (535 km/h), fly a low-level search track of about 1,000 nm (1,851 km) at 2,000 feet (610 m), including a number of target identifications, and return to base with IFR reserve fuel.
They will also travel to other match cities from the base camp, stay in the match city for a selected period of time then return to base.
The union said wardens had not been consulted on plans to give them a 70p allowance for tea breaks rather than return to base.
The plane had begun to return to base when something happened that caused it to eventually break up,'' said John Langford, Aurora's president.
Without it they have to return to base, giving enemies time to regroup or get away.