flight line


: a parking and servicing area for airplanes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes the families are in denial, right up until the moment they are brought to the flight line to watch the carry team move the transfer case holding the remains of their loved one from the military flight. Jennifer Griffin, Fox News, 28 May 2022 Some of the fighter jets on the flight line had been moved farther down the runway, compared to images taken Tuesday before the blast. Susan Blann, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Aug. 2022 The outdoor flight line includes an RF-86 Sabre, a TA4-J Skyhawk, a F-105 Thunder Chief, a T-39 Sabre Liner, a F-4B Phantom II, an A&E Corsair II and a HU-1 Huey helicopter. David Sharos, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2022 The bonus for any visit to the Museum of Flight is the chance to gaze out on the flight line at Boeing Field. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Feb. 2022 Out on the flight line at Randolph next to the T-1 bearing his name, McGee was mobbed by people wanting to pose with him for pictures. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Dec. 2021 Our buses followed the C.I.A. truck to the military terminal, where there were U.S. Marines everywhere; some standing guard on the flight line, others crashed along a fence, sleeping against their rucksacks. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2021 The 21-year-old sailor threw off the protective helmet everyone wears on the flight line and ran toward the spinning rear tail rotor of an HM-60S helicopter. Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 American Black Hawk helicopters swooped over the runway, attempting to frighten people away from the flight line. Jane Ferguson, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 22 Mar. 2023.

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