strip alert


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a state of readiness for domestic defense aircraft

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NORAD commands F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, and Canadian CF-18 fighter aircraft flying combat air patrols (CAP) and on strip alert (prepared to take off on short notice).
When a request is received it is imperative that the aircraft quickly respond from either an airborne alert or strip alert status.
He could not be certain how long the fighter CAP strip alert or AWACS flights would last but to cover this and other contingencies in the war on terrorism President Bush included a $10-billion contingency fund in his 2003 budget.
I staged my gear in the rear seat of the aircraft before assuming the strip alert.
While deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), crews experience the unique pressure induced by standing daily strip alerts.