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Preparing for or occurring before flight.
tr.v. pre·flight·ed, pre·flight·ing, pre·flights
To check (an aircraft) for airworthiness before flight.

pre′flight′ n.


of or relating to the period just prior to a plane taking off



occurring or done before a flight.


[ˈpriːˈflaɪt] ADJanterior al despegue


adj attr preflight checks/instructionsKontrollen pl/Anweisungen plvor dem Flug
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