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 FW stand for?
FW stands for Fixed Wing
This definition appears very frequently
See other definitions of FW
We have 31 other meanings of FW in our Acronym Attic
- Filament Winding
- Fillet Weld (metallurgy)
- FinnWars (Battlefield 1942 game modification)
- Fire Water
- Fire Weather
- FireWire (Apple/TI high-speed serial bus; IEEE 1394 standard)
- Fiscal Week
- Fisheries and Wildlife (academics)
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.