terrain flight


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terrain flight

Flight close to the Earth's surface during which airspeed, height, and/or altitude are adapted to the contours and cover of the ground in order to avoid enemy detection and fire. Also called TERF.
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Noun1.terrain flight - flight at very low altitudes
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
Translations
vol tactique
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The first, terrain flight modes (contour, low-level, and nap of the earth [NOE] flight), describes the different aircraft altitudes and movement considerations to the earth's surface enroute to target areas in which AHs are utilized.
Flight simulator visual and instructional features for terrain flight simulation.

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