wingman

[ US /ˈwɪŋmən/ ]
NOUN
  1. the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation
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How To Use wingman In A Sentence

  • I point the nose of my shattered plane towards Hendon, my new wingman close behind me.
  • Keeping a relatively tight formation in rough air was physically taxing, especially if you were flying wingman positions in a six-ship flight.
  • What would you do if your wingman or an aircraft from outside your flight declared an emergency?
  • Her wingman obeyed, turning a somersault and ending up flying straight at the Flankers.
  • As I turned off the runway, I saw my wingman's landing light disappear into the fog at about 50 feet above the runway threshold.
  • My wingman aborted somewhere along the line, and I escorted a B- 17 to a successful ditching in the middle of the North Sea.
  • Wingman Paul Gardner crossed for the vital decider and two further goals from deadly marksman Innes made absolutely sure of a happy return journey.
  • This, of course, left me without a wingman, which is not the greatest feeling in the world. Thud Ridge
  • A quick call over our squadron common frequency let our wingman know he had the mission, and the aircrew in the turning backup would be his wingman.
  • Kosier is valuable as a swingman who can play guard and tackle.
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