landing strip


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Five landing strips have been constructed and are in use in France, the air forces announced. Wes Gallagher, Houston Chronicle, "U.S. TROOPS CAPTURE MONTEBOURG," 9 June 2019 In addition to the 26,700 square-foot house, there is an airplane hangar and landing strip. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Jeffrey Epstein's Vast Real Estate Portfolio," 18 July 2019 In a crosswind landing, strong wind is hitting an aircraft at a perpendicular angle to the direction of the landing strip. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "This Crosswind Jet Takeoff Is Terrifying," 2 Sep. 2016 Built in 1963, the 43-acre airport has a 2,712-foot landing strip, one taxiway, 35 hangars and 72 plane tie-downs. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside gets grant to resurface runway, taxiway at city airport," 22 July 2019 Maverick still has his bomber jacket, sunglasses and motorcycle, and the trailer contains a cool throwback scene with a grinning Maverick zooming across a landing strip on his bike. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con crowd with epic first 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer," 18 July 2019 It got stuck in the grassy area off the landing strip. CBS News, "Plane skids off runway at Newark International Airport; planes temporarily suspended," 15 June 2019 More than half of the population speaks Gaelic, the nearest airport features the world’s only cockleshell beach landing strip, and the 15th-century Kisimul Castle was sold to the state in 2001 for £1 a year and a bottle of whisky. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Scotland is on the front line in the fight against “cash deserts”," 31 May 2019 Whether the shorter-than-average landing strips end with an abrupt drop-off or mountainous terrain makes for a twisting flight path, getting to and from these airports takes some serious know-how. Amanda Greene, Woman's Day, "10 Terrifying Airport Runways," 27 Apr. 2011

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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