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n. (plural of jet English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: jet)


n. atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward [syn: blue jets]

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Today, when it comes to scheduled passenger airline flights, both propellers and jets are about equally safe.

First of all, pay is usually based on seniority at an airline, so it may take many years until a pilot can fly the largest jets and achieve a higher pay scale.

And while jets do have parking brakes, the normal brakes cool down faster when the parking brakes are turned off, so to keep the airplane in place at the gate, the ground crew uses triangular chocks in front and back of the nose wheels.

Commercial jets have special radio receivers that pick up on the ILS signal to help in the runway approach, guiding the flight path both horizontally and vertically.

German-based Dasell Cabin Interior, while Boeing uses the Japanese firms Jamco and Yokohama Rubber for their wide-body and narrow-body jets, respectively.

The jets were faster than anything else in the sky, and they quickly shot down dozens of aircraft.

Unfortunately, the jets were the Messerschmitt Me262, and they were flown by the German Luftwaffe against the Allied forces.

Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8, both four-engine aircraft with swept-back wings, were convincing passengers that jets could be safe, fast, and even economical.

Even better, these small aircraft, which are nowhere near as loud as large jets, will be able to use any of the more than 3,500 small airports that already exist in communities around the United States.

F28, F70, and F100: These jets have a rounded nose, and the tail extends farther forward than in most aircraft.

Business jets are often difficult to distinguish from each other from a distance.

As they waited, a familiar armored figure powered in on dorsal jets, touched down briefly, had a fast conversation with a group of officers, and then took off again.

There was Hi-Thrust fuel remaining in the tanks and one of the four tail jets was still in operative condition.

Its rear jets were flush on the hull of another ship packed into the mass.

Landing spacecraft cut drive jets and rode the same beams downward into the pits.