flight line


Definition of flight line

: a parking and servicing area for airplanes

Examples of flight line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were emergency responders, as well as the squadron commander, standing by on the flight line to meet her. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, "US military draws a line: No more bias against pregnant soldiers," 16 Sep. 2020 The crash took place on the flight line at Ali Al Salem Air Base, but its cause is still being investigated. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "US airman dies in Kuwait accident," 16 Sep. 2020 My first tour of duty was to Okinawa as one of two women working on the flight line as an aircraft mechanic. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Civil unrest, Trump's comments on veterans," 8 Sep. 2020 Cate Miller and Glen Gibbs, who would lead them to the flight line and back after a day in the air. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "At Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, pilot training is still essential, but different in COVID era," 6 July 2020 Chip Long, managing director of flight line operations, said in the memo. Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg.com, "American Air Blunder Forces Carrier to Cut Leave Offer in Half," 12 May 2020 My journey to the flight line started in my high-school library in the New York City borough of Queens. Harry Stewart, WSJ, "A Tuskegee Airman Turns 95," 2 July 2019 The San Diego Seals indoor lacrosse team will play the Vancouver Warriors on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Feb. 22. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 17 Dec. 2019 During the sit-down, he was given the call for duty and quickly pulled off his microphone to run across the flight line to his chopper. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Biggest Royal Moments of the Past Decade," 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of flight line

1943, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2020

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“Flight line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20line. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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