recovery airfield

recovery airfield

Any airfield, military or civil, at which aircraft might land post-H-hour. It is not expected that combat missions would be conducted from a recovery airfield. See also airfield.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Maj Howell maneuvered to avoid lasing the civilian air traffic and people on the deck, while maintaining the combat aircraft loading area (CALA) arm/de-arm headings at the recovery airfield.