Hangar Deck: Area below the flight deck used to store and repair aircraft.
Hawk: Term used for a lead safety. (Hawking chicks)
Holdback: Metal fitting designed to break or release at a preset level of force during a catapult stroke.
Hold-Down: Fuel state at which an aircraft will be refueled on deck prior to launch.
Hook to Eye: The vertical distance measured between the pilots eye and the aircrafts hook point.
Hook to Ramp: The clearance distance between the aircrafts hook point and the flight deck as it crosses
Hot Refueling: Aircraft receives fuel with engine turning.
Hot Seat: The replacement of one pilot by another pilot while the engine is turning.
Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IFLOLS): Pilots landing aid, i.e. meatball.
Interval: The time between you and the aircraft you are to follow.
In the Middle Position: A distance on the groove that is between the start and the in close position.
The middle third of the groove.
Jet Blast Deflector (JBD): Hydraulically lifted deck plate mounted behind each catapult.
Launch Bar: Metal arm attached to the nose gear and used to launch the aircraft.
Landing Signal Officer (LSO). Controls all fixed-wing aircraft off the 180 to touchdown during carrier and
Marshal: 1. Holding pattern during Case I, II, and III recoveries. 2. The term used for the ships radar
Meatball: Light projected by source lens on the FLOLS.
Mirror: Landing aid used prior to the development of the Fresnel lens.
Mother: Code name used to signify the carrier.
Mark Your Father: State bearing and distance from ship.
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