flight line

noun

Definition of flight line

: a parking and servicing area for airplanes

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The reptile wandered onto the base flight line, where it was scooped up and returned to the wild. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A Rogue Alligator Wandered onto a Florida Air Force Base," 15 May 2019 Although this engine-start-by-explosion seems like an obsolete capability, B-52 bombers still have a nuclear mission and could end up on the flight line during a crisis, needing to take to their air in a hurry. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a B-52’s Engines Literally Explode Into Action With a “Cart Start”," 19 Apr. 2019 Camp Humphreys houses an array of guard towers, tank training areas, and firing ranges, plus a flight line where Apache and Chinook helicopters are parked. Time, "Inside Camp Humphreys, South Korea: America's Largest Overseas Military Base," 13 July 2018 At Whiteman, security teams secure the base perimeter, control all access points, protect the flight line and hangars, and safeguard the aircraft's weapons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "B-52 Bombers Could Quadruple Their Wing Bomb Loads," 25 June 2018 The pilots of an Aeroméxico flight lined up for landing Tuesday on the wrong runway at San Francisco International Airport. CBS News, "Aeroméxico plane nearly lands on wrong runway in third close call for SFO in six months," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of flight line

1943, in the meaning defined above

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