fly past

Also found in: Idioms, Wikipedia.

w>fly past

(car, person) → vorbeisausen or -flitzen (inf)
(ceremonially) → vorbeifliegen
vi +prep obj to fly past somethingan etw (dat)vorbeifliegen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
In the early 2000s several British Airways 747s and 777s performed a fly past, and in 2013, the airline performed with the Red Arrows once again, to the delight of the large Air Tattoo crowd.
The next time 2019 OK will fly past Earth will be on Oct.
Pakistan Zindabad," message of the Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan echoed in the calm skies of the capital as his F-16 Block 52 aircraft approached the Shakarparian Parade Venue leading the Pakistan Day Parade fly past. "Make no mistake.
It was part of their "farewell fly past" before they hang up their wings and go into retirement.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI): The home grown Light Combat aircraft Tejas and the Akash air defence missile system would be the main attraction of the Indian Air Force (IAF) tableaux at the Republic Day parade along with the 'Sutlej' An-32 aircraft which will for the first time take part in the fly past using 10 percent biofuel.
In a befitting send off to their partner two fighter jets displayed a true reflection of esprit de corps and courage by taking to the skies in what many believed was the final fly past salute to their departed teammate.
Another momentous event of the day was the maiden fly past by Augusta-139 Helicopters formation, which was led by Wing Commander Irfan Zeb.
Earlier in morning the air chief arrived at PAF Base Mushaf to lead the PAF formations participating in Pak Day Parade fly past. He met with the combat air and ground crew at the base and lauded their extraordinary level of devotion and motivation.
Together, the fly past made a large and colourful start to the Dubai Airshow flying display programme.
The famous planes delighted crowds at Llandudno and Rhyl airshows last summer and this was a bonus fly past for anyone lucky enough to have spotted them.
Three Hunters were trying to fly past and break the sound barrier and one of them never came out of the dive, leaving a 20ft crater.