Definition of overflight
: a passage over an area in an aircraft
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Government photos from a helicopter overflight showed what appeared to be white smoke rising from one building.
One idea being floated is for increased commercial ties and Israeli overflight rights through Saudi Arabia in exchange for Israeli concessions to the Palestinians and a freeze of settlement construction, according to an Israeli government official.
The expedition is the result of 15 months of planning, two reconnaissance overflights and $300,000 in expenses, part of a long-term Conservation International effort to identify and protect biodiversity worldwide.
An overflight with infrared capabilities indicated that the spray plume did not spread beyond the drilling pad, according to the Alaska DEC.
Various communities in South Orange County experience overflights from four surrounding airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), San Diego International Airport (SAN), and John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA),
Missile defense is part of the response, along with more naval exercises in the Black Sea and more consistent overflights by reconnaissance aircraft.
During an overflight on 13 May, evidence of pyroclastic flows on the N flank was observed.
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