landing area


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landing area

1. That part of the operational area within which are conducted the landing operations of an amphibious force. It includes the beach, the approaches to the beach, the transport areas, the fire support areas, the airspace occupied by close supporting aircraft, and the land included in the advance inland to the initial objective.
2. (Airborne) The general area used for landing troops and materiel either by airdrop or air landing. This area includes one or more drop zones or landing strips.
3. Any specially prepared or selected surface of land, water, or deck designated or used for takeoff and landing of aircraft. See also airfield; amphibious force; landing beach; landing force.
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I returned to the landing area to request clearance to cross.
The city could suspend crossing privileges if there are a certain number of violations in a six-month period, although Moore would continue to be able to use the landing area under the deal.
The evening at the centre on Lord Street, Southport, will include an informal talk from Joanna Jones, keeper of the Atkinson, on the works in the upper landing area.
Another fun hole to drive is the 310-yard, par-4 13th, which requires an uphill tee shot to a blind landing area on a fairway bordered by thick trees.
1st, 392 yards, par 4: Setting thetone for accuracy, this slight dogleg requires a precise a drive to the right side of the narrow landing area.
Yellow shirts directed the aircraft to turn 180 degrees in the landing area with the wings spread and taxied her to the stern to refuel.
The first hole is a slight dogleg to the right, and you have a pretty open landing area from the tee," the Duke University grad says of the opener on the course that five-time British Open winner James Braid designed in the early part of the last century.
Birmann is investing about US$15 million in the project; Lider is to provide the nuts and bolts for the take-off and landing area at a $10 million price tag.
The instruction came to move past the fire, to a helicopter landing area higher up on the ridge.
The ALG System projects onto the pilot's Head-Up-Display a clear view of the landing area even in low visibility weather conditions.
9, where a right-side bunker has been moved 15 yards into the fairway, reducing what was a wide landing area for longer hitters.
Aim the second shot for a safe landing area 70 to 100 yards in front of the green, then hope to get up and down from there.