statute mile

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statute mile

See mile.

statute mile

(Units) a legal or formal name for mile1



1. Also called statute mile. a unit of distance on land in English-speaking countries equal to 5280 feet, or 1760 yards (1.609 kilometers).Abbr.: mi, mi.
4. any of various other units of distance at different periods and in different countries. Compare Roman mile.
5. a notable distance or margin: missed it by a mile.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English mīl < Latin mīlia (passuum) a thousand (paces)]

stat·ute mile

See mile. See Table at measurement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statute mile - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feetstatute mile - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
furlong - a unit of length equal to 220 yards
880 yards, half mile - a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile
440 yards, quarter mile - a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile
league - an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)
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I knew is was longer than a statute mile, but nobody could tell me how long it was.
Zone 3: This zone was exactly one-quarter statute mile past the point where the motorist made contact with the stimulus of the law enforcement vehicle.
Here are the takeaways for takeoff minimums: Understand that one statute mile is the standard minimum visibility requirement for takeoff.
Airspace and Flight Visibility Distance From Clouds Altitude Class E, less than 3 Statute Miles 500 feet below 1000 feet 10,000 feet msl above 2000 feet horizontal Class E, at/above 5 statute miles 1000 feet below 1000 10,000 feet msl feet above 1 statute mile horizontal Class G (1200 feet or less agl) Day (see FAR 1 statute mile Clear of clouds 91.
The 6,289 statute mile sector will be flown in approximately 12 hours 30 minutes aboard Air Tahiti Nui's high technology A-340-300's, commercial aviation's long-haul leader.
A typical non-precision approach has an MDA of 600 feet AGL and not usually less than one statute mile required visibility.
If the 20:1 surface is penetrated, visibility is limited to no lower than one statute mile and a visual descent point will not be published.
Circling visibility minimums are usually a function of the height above airport of the circling MDA, with minimums as low as one statute mile for categories A and B aircraft, one and a half for category C and two for category D.
A weather observation taken about 26 nm from the accident site at 0900 included 1/4 statute mile visibility and an overcast at 300 feet.
However, about 10 years ago, the NWS introduced an additional category, namely, VLIFR (Very Low IFR) to describe ceilings less than 200 feet and/or visibilities less than 1/2 statute mile.
At 0534, weather recorded nearby included wind from 360 degrees at three knots, visibility 3/4 statute mile, mist, an overcast at 100 feet, temperature 17 degrees C and dew point 16 degrees C.
If you have standard visibility (that is, one statute mile for air craft with one or two engines and half a mile for aircraft with three or more engines), you need to have a minimum climb gradient of 740 feet per nautical mile.