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sortie

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  • n  a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
  • n  (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)

  • Michael Dunlea AP The trip in question was a 16-mile sortie from a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Hampshire, southern England to a field next to Middleton's house in the county of .
  • Except for a few digressive scenes a solo sortie of personal vengeance, a conversation about what it all means that could easily be cut from the 2 hr.
  • Marine jets began flying sortie after sortie with 1,000-lb.
News & Articles

  • EDITORIAL: Saban treads, speaks in Volunteer country
    Back in 2004, former University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer ducked out of the annual SEC Media Days to avoid being served with a subpoena in the state of Alabama. He chose to pay a conference-imposed fine rather than sortie behind enemy lines.
    June 13, 2013 - The Tuscaloosa News
  • Airbus sets A350 maiden flight for Friday
    PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus has chosen Friday for the maiden flight of its newest jet, the A350, the European planemaker said. The flight will take place at 10:00 am local time (4.00 a.m. ET) from the EADS subsidiary's Toulouse headquarters in southwest France. The first sortie of Europe's newest passenger plane follows seven years of development costing an estimated $15 billion. It will set the ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • T-1 Jayhawk Mods Take Electronic Warfare Training Airborne
    First Time An Undergraduate Program Has Formally Incorporated Electronic Warfare The 451st Flying Training Squadron completed the final step of a long journey when a T-1A Jayhawk modified for electronic warfare training took flight on a training sortie June 4. This is the first time in Air Force history an undergraduate aviation program has formally incorporated the fundamentals of electronic ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Aero-News Network
Quotes

  • Dmitry Medvedev in Alalam News Network
    Everyone should understand that if someone launches an aggressive sortie, he will receive a response,Medvedev said in an interview with Russia's three main television stations.
  • Pierre Paquette in Montreal Gazette (subscription)
    I was very surprised. I absolutely didn't expect a sortie with that kind of virulence,Bloc House leader Pierre Paquette told reporters. "I was also disappointed because it is very clear that not only was that sortie not justified ...... it...
  • Naveen Jindal in Thaindian.com (blog)
    I dedicate this amazing flight experience to my wife Shallu to mark Valentine's Day. The hour-long sortie made me realise how a bird flies,a beaming Jindal told reporters after the Super Hornet touched base at the Indian Air Force (IAF)...

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