flight line

noun

: a parking and servicing area for airplanes

Examples of flight line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The massive ship is a flexible, floating flight line that can launch fighter jets on a moment’s notice, without any of the limits that host nations in the Middle East can place on Air Force aircraft taking off from bases on their soil. Jon Gambrell, Chicago Tribune, 19 June 2024 In his book, Miller describes what happens next — the short jeep drive from the quarters to the flight line — as the most frightening part of the mission to many pilots. Chris Klimek, Vulture, 26 Jan. 2024 In One Image The Dignified Transfer Photographs and Text by Kenny Holston On the flight line, under a somber gray sky, everything and everyone had a place. Kenny Holston, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 The collision happened at the south end of the EAA AirVenture flight line at Wittman Regional Airport. Michelle Acevedo, NBC News, 29 July 2023 Brandon, an aviation electrician third class, died by suicide on June 25, 2018, on the flight line at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, Peoplemag, 2 May 2023 Hours later, the man walked undetected onto the flight line by slipping through a fence designed to restrict entry. CBS News, 7 Feb. 2023 The show, which begins Friday and runs through Sunday and is free to the public, will feature performances from some of the military’s most cutting-edge aircraft and top civilian aerobatic flyers, along with dozens of aircraft, both new and old, on the flight line to view up close and personal. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2022 The ceremony to stand up the first Space Force field command, Space Operations Command, or SpOC, took place among a socially distanced crowd of some 300 at Hangar 140 on the flight line of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 22 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flight line was in 1943

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“Flight line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20line. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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