flight line


Definition of flight line

: a parking and servicing area for airplanes

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According to The National Interest, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Chkalov on May 14th, where one of the prototypes was spotted on the flight line. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s First Autonomous Strike Drone Will Fly This Summer," 5 June 2019 The lake is situated out of the flight line of commercial aircraft, the silence of the place broken only by the gulls that nest on the cliffs on the backside of the island. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Swan Lake Fire may have ruined a weekend, but there is relief that it finally happened," 17 July 2019 Yeager spoke to hundreds of soldiers standing in formation on the flight line at Los Alamitos Army Airfield. Daniel Langhorne, latimes.com, "She just made history as the first woman to lead an Army division. Meet Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager," 30 June 2019 The gator likely came up through nearby swampland and travelled across the base golf course to reach the flight line. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A Rogue Alligator Wandered onto a Florida Air Force Base," 15 May 2019 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

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First Known Use of flight line

1943, in the meaning defined above

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