By the time the helicopter crew showed up, a fixed wing Buffalo aircraft had already been on the scene for an hour awaiting their arrival after having homed in on the site via the boat's distress beacon.
What does F/W stand for?
F/W stands for Fixed Wing
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 31 other meanings of F/W in our Acronym Attic
- Free to Total Prostatic Specific Antigen
- Farmers Union
- Fishing Vessel
- Frequency to Voltage Converter
- Fruit and Vegetable
- Fine/Very Fine (stamp condition)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The successful landing of a fixed wing aircraft at Nyoma marks the culmination of joint effort by the IAF and Indian Army to enable the IAF to operate in the inhospitable terrain of Leh-Ladakh region in support of the Army.
By 5 September, the Coast Guard had 43 helicopters and 8 fixed wing aircraft conducting operations in the region.
We conclude that for highest accuracy and best classification of animals during a moose survey, helicopter counting is superior to fixed wing counting.
MTMCTEA 55-24, Vehicle Preparation Handbook for Fixed Wing Air Movements: Provides users with general information and the proper methods for the preparation of wheeled and tracked vehicles for transport in Air Force fixed-wing cargo aircraft.
Knight, R-Palmdale, was vice commander at Edwards Air Force Base where he earned the world speed record for fixed-wing aircraft - 4,250 mph - and the world altitude record for fixed wing - 250,000 feet.
We have currently shut down the flying for all carrier fixed wing aircraft (that's me) as there was no mission or request.