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An aircraft flight over a particular area, especially over foreign territory.


(Aeronautics) the flight of an aircraft over a specific area or territory


(ˈoʊ vərˌflaɪt)

an air flight that passes over a specific area.
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Noun1.overflight - a flight by an aircraft over a particular area (especially over an area in foreign territory)
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"


[ˈəʊvəflaɪt] Nsobrevuelo m
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China belatedly granted overflight rights to three European balloonists a day after its refusal on security grounds forced them to abandon a bid to circle the globe, a spokesman for the venture said yesterday.
He feared that the Russians, reasoning similarly, might react to an overflight as the start of a nuclear war.
Laserscanningbefliegung in Bavaria 2016/2017 objective is the acquisition of terrain heights by overflight by airborne laser scanner for deriving an accurate digital terrain model (DTM) and Digital Surface Model (DOM) in Bavaria with a dot density of at least 4 Pkt.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond who was in Manila Thursday as part of his three-leg tour in Asia called the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea as non-negotiable rights.
US President Barack Obama didn't know about State Department's move to ask Bulgaria and Greece to deny overflight permissions to Syria-bound Russian planes, Bloomberg says.
International sanctions do not interfere with Iran collecting overflight payments.
Back in September 1961, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara had established a secret National Reconnaissance Program (NRP) that funded all United States overflight technical collection assets, and a clandestine National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in the Pentagon to manage and direct the effort.
By the end of the year, Macedonia is going to join one of the nine European air blocs in order to cut the flight control and overflight costs in Macedonia.
Minister Levitin confirmed that Siberian overflight royalties will be phased out with Russian accession to the WTO," he posted, on 13 October.
Russia has agreed to phase out the overflight charges leading to elimination by the end of 2013, the EU said in a statement.
The parliament approves a motion giving the US and other allies overflight rights for the war on Iraq.