a pilot who commands a flight of military airplanes.
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How to use flight leader in a sentence
Then the first bombing plane, bearing the flight leader, “taxis” across the field, appearing to stagger under its great burden.The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith
Dave waited until he saw his flight leader swerve off to slam in at the Junkers to the right.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
"flight leader ought to be first, Sonny, not last," said the Major as the boy came up.
The flight leader ran his engine up again, its humming drone rising to a full deep-chested roar.
In three minutes the door banged open noisily, and the flight leader clumped heavily in.