drogue :

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  • n  a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
  • n  a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
  • n  restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
  • n  a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly

  • Once out of the layer, he triggered his drogue parachute by hand at 40,000 ft.
  • Once when they tried to frighten it off, it seized the drogue rope and gave the dinghy a spin.
  • An automatic mechanism will break out a small, tough drogue parachute, simultaneously releasing a puff of chaff (reflecting metal foil) to help watching radars to pick up the .
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  • Boeing's first KC-46A test tanker to fly this summer
    A Boeing KC-46A, derived from the 767-200ER, on the assembly line in Everett. An artist’s conception of the KC-46A tanker from the perspective of a fighter pilot approaching a refueling drogue.
    Jan. 21, 2014 - Everett Herald

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