flyoff

flyoff

(ˈflaɪˌɒf)
n
(General Physics) the total volume of water transferred from the earth to the atmosphere

fly•off

(ˈflaɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

n.
a competitive demonstration of aircraft performance, as to determine which of the participating manufacturers secures a government contract.
[1965–70]
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The Army in October released a request to the industry for its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), with plans to award design contracts in June 2019 and a flyoff planned for late 2022.
For an example see Robert Preston and Don Kang, "A Close Air Support Flyoff is a Distraction," War on the Rocks, 29 July 2016, http://warontherocks.com/2016/07/a-close-air-support -flyoff-is-a-distraction/.
"I won't get into some proprietary stuff [but] we've got a little bit of a flyoff going with a nose sensor right now," he said.
We had just recovered Rawhide 54 and needed to do a quick turnaround for its flyoff and return to Bahrain.
I was informed that I would have a 0500 brief for a three-hour plane guard and flyoff. I didn't think anything of it; after all, everyone was going to follies at 2045, and I didn't have the earliest flight.
Participants in the Raytheon Tweetup at Farnborough will have a prime viewing of champion student rocketeers from France, the United Kingdom and the United States as they compete in an international flyoff. Raytheon, a sponsor of the competition, is underwriting the participation of the Madison, Wis., West High School team, which won the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) finals in Virginia May 12.
So Aviation Consumer a few years ago conducted a side-by-side flyoff between the R182 and a 201.
Ten years later, in 1991, Lockheed's ATF prototype, the YF-22, won the flyoff competition against Northrop Grumman's YF-23.
The car still has a traditional racing flyoff handbrake on the right hand side of the driver - quirky but effective.
The detachment was focused on meeting current flight requirements and preparing for a four aircraft flyoff scheduled for 26 February.
Doctor One is the fourth 100-1 winner this year following Star Princess at Southwell in January, Flyoff at Leicester in July and Coctail Lady at Stratford later that month.