jump jet


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

jump jet

n.
A jet aircraft capable of vertical takeoffs and landings.

jump jet

n
(Aeronautics) a fixed-wing jet aircraft that is capable of landing and taking off vertically

jump′ jet`


n.
a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck.
[1960–65]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The fighter jet, a Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier Jump Jet, departed the Kadena US airbase and crashed 153 km (95 miles) off Hedo Cape, according to a local coast guard official.
2 Up and away: The Hawker Siddeley Harrier Jump Jet earned an IMechE Heritage Award as the first vertical take-off aircraft to go into volume production.
Sarah Price I worked at Bitteswell, Leicestershire - it was the best time of my life, the air shows were amazing with the Vulcan, my favourite plane, Harrier Jump Jet and the Red Arrows.
Last May, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond decided to revert to plans by the former Labour government to acquire the jump jet version of the US-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
During his career he has flown - and landed - a Harrier jump jet, swum with a Beluga whale in the Black Sea, and reported on many high-profile stories including the Chernobyl disaster.
In a major policy U-turn, Mr Hammond said the National Security Council decided to revert to plans by the former Labour government to acquire the jump jet version of the US-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
In a major policy U-turn, Mr Hammond said the National Security Council had decided to revert to plans by the former Labour government to acquire the jump jet version of the US-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Under the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the coalition had planned to switch to the carrier variant - the F-35C - arguing it was a more capable aircraft and, unlike the F-35B jump jet, would be inter-operable with the US and French navies.
The Arrows dodged cuts in last year's Strategic Defence Review, which saw RAF numbers cut by 5,000 and the loss of HMS Ark Royal and the Harrier jump jet fleet.
Summary: Military figures have urged the Government to rethink plans to scrap the aircraft carrier Ark Royal and the Harrier jump jet fleet.
He confirmed the Harrier jump jet would be retired, and tanks and heavy artillery numbers will be reduced by 40 per cent.
The Merlin MP521 arrived just before Christmas and allows students to experience the sensation of flying an Airbus 320 passenger jet - the same kind of plane as that which crashed on the River Hudson in New York last week - as well as a helicopter, a Harrier jump jet, a single-engine Cessna and even a Wellington bomber.