The sudden issuing of a body of troops, usually small, from a besieged place to attack or harass the besiegers; a sally.
a mission flown by a military aircraft
A sudden attack on besiegers by troops from a defensive work. The main objective was to destroy siege works that had been constructed by the aggressors. Also called a sally.
one aircraft takeoff and landing to conduct a mission.
a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
(military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
a flight obviously
a flight of combat aircraft sent on a mission
a single flight by a single plane
a single flight of a combat aircraft on a mission
a takeoff and landing, and this means many pilots will be flying back and forth from their bases to Iraq on bombing runs three times a day, said Tim Brown, a former Air Force official now with the defense think tank Globalsecurity
one mission flown by one aircraft, standard measure of air power
An airplane airborne on a mission against the enemy.
Name of a flight
A flown mission.
Sortie is a term for deployment of one military aircraft or a ship for the purposes of a specific mission, whether alone, or with other aircraft or vessels. In military aviation, it is used to indicate the total usages of individual machines, so that (for example) a group of six planes flying six missions each would amount to 36 sorties.