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 pilots 'reported physiological incidents while flying,' but a reserve oxygen system was activated so they could return to base safely, US Air Force spokesman Captain Mark Graff told Defense One in an email.
But bad weather forced the aircraft to return to base and the three youngsters were escorted off the hillside by members of Ogwen Valley rescue team.
A cutting edge flight control system that was developed by Rockwell Collins Control Technology permits smashed unmanned aerial vehicles to not only keep on flying, but also to safely return to base.
It records its take-off position and can return to base by itself if it loses contact with the controller.
A faulty meat fridge is forcing a Royal Navy aircraft carrier to return to base today just two days after setting off for the Indian Ocean.
Risking his own life, he fired from short range and destroyed the V1, managing to return to base despite the blast having blown a large hole in his Spitfire's radiator.
The subscale craft would demonstrate the high-speed flight characteristics, the ability of the aircraft to safely return to base, and the ability to quickly and affordably ready the system for its next launch, according to the Air Force.
On Thursday night, two planes attempted to pick up the 41-year- old, but had to return to base because of bad visibility.
The 3/14 would then sweep the town to capture whatever personnel, computers and documents could be found and return to base.
Local police used force to detain the four and then contacted the local British commander, who ordered the men to return to base.
Eventually they had to turn round and return to base.
This proposal would have allowed, under certain circumstances, a nonlarge corporation that does not show a tax liability on its preceding year's return to base its required installments of estimated tax on the tax liability on its second preceding year's return.