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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The Chang'e-4, comprised of a lander and a rover, touched down at the preselected landing area on the far side of the moon at 10:26 a.m.
The sloped landing area is flanked by dense trees and a water hazard to the right, while there are deep bunkers on both sides of the green 3 177 yards, par 3 The two-tiered green slopes from back to front and there is a bunker in front and to the right.
I returned to the landing area to request clearance to cross.
Moore would pay the city $18.18 a year for each acre he uses as a landing area. He expects to use about 13 acres of the 32-acre parcel, according to the settlement terms.
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.
carrier, but with a 41-foot shorter landing area. The French E-2 landing aboard Enterprise was considered to be little more than routine, because many French pilots are trained in the U.S.
"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.
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. A long fairway bunker, a lateral water hazard and grass bunkers await errant drives to the right, and dense trees guard the fairway to the left.
How to play it: Head pro Todd O'Neal said low handicappers should select a club that will leave their tee shot in the "safest landing area," 170 to 180 yards out.