landing site


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landing site

1. A site within a landing zone containing one or more landing points. See also airfield.
2. In amphibious operations, a continuous segment of coastline over which troops, equipment and supplies can be landed by surface means.
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According to Zimmerman, the Arcadia region, the area where the candidate landing sites are, most likely has underground frozen water.
Mr Ruwa Mwangolo, a fisherman at Tudor/Shimanzi beach management unit, says the site has also been grabbed."Only a small portion of the landing site remains but it is surrounded by high rise buildings.
"This type of routine training makes sure our pilots and aircrew can negotiate unusual landing sites."
Speaking during World Oceans Day the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach, Ntiba said the Sh300 million will be used for the surveying and putting beacons at the landing sites.
A video shot by Choudhary captured the last moments of the hero pilot, Purushottam Timsina from Nepal, struggling to control the glider after strong winds changed its direction and took if far away from the landing site. Moments later, the glider snaps mid-air and brushes against a tree and eventually crashing onto a concrete floor, according to reports in Financial Express.
Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid as scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface.
26 February 2018 - Virginia, US-based private equity firm Kiddar Capital has acquired the landing site for the Washington, DC area Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Herndon Silver Line at 575 Herndon Parkway, the company said.
Ian Roberts, air operations manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, stated: "The primary landing site at Birmingham Children's Hospital has been closed for several months, due to the many cranes in the locality which are a flight safety issue.
Caption: An F/A-18E Super Hornet catches the wire March 31 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, marking the first recovery of a manned aircraft for the Navy's new Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program.
Table 1 shows the direct (B, column 4), diffuse (D, column 5) and total (T, column 6) daily irradiations at a solar longitude [L.sub.s] = 90[degrees] at the Opportunity landing site for a typical clear atmospheric opacity of 0.44 and for different relative contributions of ice aerosols.
The number and composition of these rocky deposits were distinct from those spotted at previous landing sites, the researchers note, suggesting that the moon's geologic past has been eventful and varied.