penetration

penetration
i. That portion of a published high-altitude instrument approach procedure that prescribes a descent path from the fix on which the procedure is based to a fix or an altitude from which an approach to the airport is made.
ii. A flight into hostile airspace as in to penetrate enemy air defense. Also, the depth to which something penetrates, as in “When the Allied bombers increased their penetration into Germany.”
iii. The term also refers to weather penetration, which implies a flight deep into a cloud with vertical development or into the eye of a tropical revolving storm, as in “the aircraft penetrated the cumulonimbus clouds and came out unscathed.”

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