Definition of overfly in US English:



[with object]
  • 1Fly over (a place or territory)

    ‘the first airship to overfly the North Pole’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We now understand that helicopters are overflying the Green Zone.’
    1. 1.1 Fly beyond (a place or thing)
      ‘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.’