Definition of Flight line

1. Noun. Place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways).

Group relationships: Airfield, Field, Flying Field, Landing Field
Generic synonyms: Line

Definition of Flight line

1. Noun. (aviation) The precise movement of a civil photogrammetric aircraft along a predetermined course at a predetermined altitude during the actual photographic run. ¹

2. Noun. (aviation) The area of an airfield where aircraft may be parked and serviced, including hangars, but not including taxiways or runways. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flight Line

flight attendants
flight blindness
flight ceiling
flight control
flight crew
flight data recorder
flight deck
flight engineer
flight feather
flight feathers
flight indicator
flight into disease
flight into health
flight level
flight lieutenant
flight line (current term)
flight lines
flight maneuver
flight mode
flight nurse
flight of fancy
flight of ideas
flight of stairs
flight of steps
flight or fight response
flight path
flight paths
flight plan
flight recorder
flight recorders

Literary usage of Flight line

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Spatial Statistics and Imaging by Antonio Possolo (1991)
"... organized by flight-line angle and expressed in rectangular coordinates. ... the flight line, with the resulting densities for all points then summed. ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"The overlap between successive air photographs on a flight line is called "forward overlap." The overlap between photographs in adjacent parallel flight ..."

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