A slang term for an aircraft carrier.

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VISCOSITY GRADE

Any of a number of systems which characterize lubricants according to viscosity for particular applications, such as industrial oils, gear oils, automotive engine oils, automotive gear oils, and aircraft piston engine oils.

FLIGHT DECK

The flat deck used for the launch and recovery of aircraft.

ESCORT CARRIER

An aircraft carrier, smaller and slower than a fleet carrier, used by some navies in World War II to escort convoys, ferry aircraft, and provide air support for amphibious operations.

AERONAUTICAL RADIOBEACON

A radiobeacon whose service is intended primarily for aircraft

ADIZ

Airspace of defined dimensions within which the ready identification location, and control of aircraft are required.

AERONAUTICAL

Of or pertaining to the operation or navigation of aircraft

AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE (ADIZ)

Airspace of defined dimensions within which the ready identification location, and control of aircraft are required.

ANCHOR LIGHT

A light shown from a vessel or aircraft to indicate its position when riding at anchor. Also called RIDING LIGHT.

EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIOBEACON

A small portable radio- beacon carried by vessels and aircraft which transmits radio signals which can be used by search and rescue authorities to locate a marine emergency.

SEARCH PATTERN

A pattern according to which vessels and/or aircraft may conduct a coordinated search (the IMOSAR offers seven search patterns)

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