Recent Examples of airstrip from the Web
One benefit of flying lower by sight is avoiding problems associated with icing on wings — many village airstrips lack equipment to de-ice planes, officials said.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has built up several uninhabited islands in the sea into bases with airstrips, radar, and antiaircraft guns.
Under the solution, the Pentagon is paying the Navy base $300 for a separate utility boat to ferry the judge and his staff across the bay to Camp Justice, where trials are held, after landing at the remote base’s airstrip.
In other business, the council approved a resolution authorizing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and redevelopment of Bader Field, the former municipal airstrip at the edge of Atlantic City.
This was most evident at Area 51, an off-limits airstrip and aircraft engineering and development facility inside the Nevada Test Site, about 90 minutes north of Las Vegas.
Although there was a nice airstrip to lift off, there was one huge obstacle that made landing a challenge.
A storm in 2013 eroded 50 feet of the beach overnight—including part of the road next to the airstrip, the only way out if the village should have to evacuate.
Then a congressional staffer, Speier was shot on an airstrip in Guyana while accompanying California Rep. Leo Ryan to investigate the nearby Jonestown cult.
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Definition of airstrip for English Language Learners
: an area of land that is used as a runway for airplanes to take off and land
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