Definitions for "Free flight"
Keywords:  flight, altitude, pilots, aircraft, atc
An innovative ATC concept for the future in which pilots could use advanced on-board equipment to determine (and keep to) their own route, speed and altitude. The first trials are now taking place in the United States.
A concept being developed by the FAA and the aviation community in which pilots could ultimately choose their own routes, speeds, and altitudes in flight, thus improving safety, while saving fuel, time, and natural resources
a system using advanced technologies and procedures that give air crews more freedom to select flight paths, speeds, and altitudes that are the most direct or otherwise satisfy operational requirements.