Definition of ground run in US English:

ground run


  • The movement of an aircraft along the ground just before takeoff or just after landing.

    • ‘I immediately advised the aircraft commander to shut down the outboard engines to help reduce our landing ground run and started checking the distance remaining markers.’
    • ‘Both assumed an engine ground run was in progress.’
    • ‘The aircraft was damaged when the turbosupercharger caught fire during ground runs.’
    • ‘However after changing the fuel control unit, a further compressor surge was induced during a subsequent ground run.’
    • ‘First, with the wind behind, you use considerable ground run just to get the wings and propeller in ‘zero wind’.’