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 group was attempting to scale Nanda Devi, India's second highest mountain, but failed to return to base camp last Sunday.
A seemingly routine return to base for five firemen was 'monkey-wrenched' when a troop of monkeys dashed across the Gerik-Jeli East-West Highway (JRTB) and caused a fire engine to veer off course and overturn.
They pushed towards the peak three times but had to return to base camp.
Although nothing indicated in the flight deck that there was anything wrong with the aircraft, our crew decided to return to base as a precautionary measure and in compliance with our zero-risk policy.
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.
PORTSMOUTH ROYAL Navy destroyer HMS Daring to return to base after nine months in the Middle East.
It has emerged that the Airbus EC225LP had to return to base twice in the days before the tragedy after a warning light was triggered.
THE helicopter which crashed killing a Scots oil worker and 12 others had to return to base twice before the tragedy after a warning light came on, it has emerged.
"One of the bombs became stuck because of a technical problem, and during its (the aircraft's) return to base it fell on...
A decommissioning ceremony will be held later in the year and Illustrious's final return to base could be as early as next Tuesday.
Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base after completing their training, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Tuesday.
Once tracked down and caught redhanded, the opposing side's soldier was let free to return to base."