landing field


Definition of landing field

: a field where aircraft may land and take off

Examples of landing field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the location proved too windy (and perhaps elevated) for unloading human passengers who were to walk across a gangplank, even if the midtown location was more convenient than the airship landing field in Lakehurst. Starre Vartan, Popular Mechanics, "Airships Haven’t Been Able to Get Back Up Off the Ground—Until Now," 31 Mar. 2020 The site is actually the birthplace of America’s space program, and today is home not just to a space capsule landing field, but the latest in weapons tech, from lasers to electromagnetic railguns. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What Happens at White Sands Missile Range?," 24 Dec. 2019 On a sparse landing field in Liwonde, Peter Fearnhead, the CEO of African Parks, points toward where the park intersects with the Mangochi reserve, 15 miles away. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "Inside Prince Harry's efforts to preserve African parks," 30 Sep. 2019 By January of the new year, HdF teams take to the roads the race will cross in order to locate nearby landing fields and drop zones (including those on private property). Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "The helicopter team that films the Tour de France is one of a kind," 11 July 2019 Renderings were revealed for a 1,600-foot, 150-story office building with a roof the size of an acre—big enough, its investors declared, to fit a landing field for a relatively young invention, the passenger airplane. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "A Friendship Turned to Rivalry. A Feud That Changed the New York Skyline.," 27 Mar. 2019 Knight chose hazard—and glory—eventually touching down in Iowa City, where workers had lit barrels of gasoline to outline the landing field. Adam Cohen, Smithsonian, "Delivering the Mail Was Once One of the Riskiest Jobs in America," 18 May 2018 The visit got off to a rough start when the delegation’s plane had to abort its landing attempt at Lajes because of high winds — a not-uncommon occurrence there — and divert to a landing field on another island 165 miles away. Jason Zengerle, New York Times, "How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside Out," 24 Apr. 2018 It was established as a landing field in 1926 by Harris Whittemore, a state legislator from Naugatuck who helped pioneer the first New England airline, a predecessor to American Airlines, according to his 1974 obituary in The Courant. Peter Marteka,, "Hiking At Abandoned Bethany Airport," 23 Mar. 2018

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circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Landing field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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: a field where aircraft land and take off

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: a field where aircraft land and take off

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