Used by ATC when prompt compliance is required to avoid the development of an imminent situation. Expedite climb/descent normally indicates to a pilot that the approximate best rate of climb/descent should be used without requiring an exceptional change in aircraft handling characteristics.
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"Today was the next stepping stone for Osprey's introduction into the 7th Fleet. After 40 years, this will be the last float with the frogs [Sea Knights] and we will miss them."
Source: Cmdr. Hans Sholley, "air boss" aboard Bonhomme Richard, in comments made as (for the first time while forward-deployed), amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted landing operations with the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, Feb. 19. The MV-22 Osprey is designed as the medium-lift replacement for the Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight assault support helicopter.