air observer


Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

air observer

An individual whose primary mission is to observe or take photographs from an aircraft in order to adjust artillery fire or obtain military information.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
References in periodicals archive ?
At a fatal accident inquiry into the tragedy, Constable Niall McLaren, from the Police Air Support Unit, said he had previously flown as an air observer with David.
Pogmore, who was described by prosecutors as "a swinging and sexobsessed air observer", already knew the couple through the wife-swapping scene and had even previously had sex with the woman.
But the other men told the jury they did not know what Pogmore - described as "a swinging and sex-obsessed air observer" - was doing as he filmed the sequences using the chopper's high-powered camera.
The West Yorkshire Police helicopter found the officers, and dropped off the Air Observer official to help out.
WATCH OUT: Air observer Sgt Simon Kelly,left, and pilot John Carr, ready for launch
Adrian Pogmore, 50, a police officer and an air observer on the helicopter, has pleaded guilty to offences of misconduct in a public office.
The 19-year-old was caught after the police air observer was able to direct officers on the ground to the area of the city from where the light came.
Next came training as an Air Observer at St Andrews in Scotland, followed by Harwell.
Ray Heard, 86, who now lives in Canada with his family, served in the Royal Air Force as an air observer.