pathfinders
1. Experienced aircraft crews who lead a formation to the drop zone, release point, or target. 2. Teams dropped or air landed at an objective to establish and operate navigational aids for the purpose of guiding aircraft to drop and landing zones. 3. A radar device used for navigating or homing to an objective when visibility precludes accurate visual navigation. 4. Teams air delivered into enemy territory for the purpose of determining the best approach and withdrawal lanes, landing zones, and sites for helicopterborne forces.

Military dictionary. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pathfinders — Die Pathfinders sind die weltweit agierende Pfadfinderorganisation der Freikirche der Siebenten Tags Adventisten. In der Schweiz und in Österreich tritt sie unter dem Namen Adventwacht (ADWA) auf, in Deutschland unter dem Namen Christliche… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pathfinders — n. pioneer, trailblazer; scout, patroller; airplane that leads the way for others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pathfinders (military) — Pathfinders are paratroops who are dropped into place before a major operation in order to place and operate navigational devices to assist the primary drop of paratroops.HistoryDuring World War II, the pathfinders were a group of volunteers… …   Wikipedia

  • Pathfinders (Seventh-day Adventist) — Pathfinders is a community service oriented youth organization of the Seventh day Adventist Church, open to all children from ten to sixteen years and upwards. It was founded in 1907. The first camp was held in Town Line Lake, Michigan USA in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pathfinders (historical timeline) — The Seventh day Adventist Church affiliated Pathfinders organisation was created as the Missionary Volunteer Society in 1907. It was known as MV, JMV and AJY over the new few years, before adopting the name Pathfinders for the first time in 1927 …   Wikipedia

  • Pathfinders Company (Portugal) — Infobox Military Unit unit name= Portuguese Airborne Pathfinders caption= Portuguese Airborne Pathfinders Unit Emblem nickname= Precs motto= Deixa arder em ti a chama de ser Prec colors= march= ceremonial chief= type= Special Operations Forces… …   Wikipedia

  • Pathfinders (TV series) — infobox Television show name = Pathfinders caption = Cover of Pathfinders 2006 British DVD Issue format = Drama runtime = 60 minutes creator = Gerry Brown starring = Robert Urquhart Jack Watling Julian Orchard country = UK network = ITV first… …   Wikipedia

  • Milton Keynes City Pathfinders — Team logo Established 2006 Based in {{{location}}} Home ground Emerson Valley Sports Pavillion, Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes Milton Keynes General manager …   Wikipedia

  • Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders (Scouts-in-Exile) — Организация Российских Юных Разведчиков …   Wikipedia

  • Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders — may refer to Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders (Russia), a Russian Scouting organization Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders (Scouts in Exile), a Scouts in Exile organizations This disambiguation page lists articles associated with… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”