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1 Fly over (a place):‘Nato is sending a surveillance plane to overfly the city’
- ‘Please contact Syrian air control and arrange for us permission to overfly Syrian airspace en route to Baghdad.’
- ‘The government granted permission for US military aircraft to land and overfly Ireland only on the basis that they are not part of any military operation.’
- ‘We now understand that helicopters are overflying the Green Zone.’
- ‘The Australian space safety regime has been modelled on the US rules, but has been made even tighter because some of the rockets will have to overfly the Australian mainland.’
- 1.1 Fly beyond (a place or object):‘overfly the radio beacon by approximately 15 seconds’
- ‘Then, continue climbing in the pattern and overfly the runway so you leave the airport with good altitude already in the bank.’
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