air plot

or air·plot


noun

Aeronautics. the calculation of the ground position of an aircraft by first determining its air position from its speed in the air and heading information, and then correcting for wind effects.
the room or rooms from which aircraft are directed aboard an aircraft carrier.

Origin of air plot

First recorded in 1940–45
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