ground alert


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ground alert

That status in which aircraft on the ground/deck are fully serviced and armed, with combat crews in readiness to take off within a specified short period of time (usually 15 minutes) after receipt of a mission order. See also airborne alert; alert.
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In addition, the electrical power and cooling systems will be modified to improve preflight, post-flight and ground alert operations.
THE Godolphin team yesterday issued a ground alert over Kayf Tara's participation in Thursday's Goodwood Cup after the potentially all-conquering stayer was named as one of 11 five-day acceptors at the weekend.
18am but, minutes later, it developed problems sparking a ground alert at the airport.
Staff on the ground alert ed police who were waiting on the Ta rmac.