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airstrip

a cleared area for the landing and taking off of aircraft; runway

airfield

airfield
Any area on which aircraft may land, take off, park, and be serviced. It includes buildings and installations to support flying and maintenance operations. Also known as an airport, airstrip, or aerodrome. On aeronautical charts, airfields are depicted as in the illustration.
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The National Government is willing to collaborate with the County Government to improve infrastructure in this airstrip.
The aircraft proved its worth during the recent crisis in Uttarakhand when it landed with fuel at the unused airstrip in Dharasu in the middle of the disaster zone.
The airstrip is to the back of the house, around 1,860 ft long and used only by a small number of local flying enthusiasts.
The agency should continue to have the last word on whether airstrips are appropriate or not in particular parks just as it does for other forms of visitation," Chandler said.
This is a 3,000-foot airstrip carved by hand in two weeks by natives with machetes and mattocks.
The conducted a feasibility study and is in consultation with aircraft operators to fly to these airstrips to ferry tourists and entrepreneurs.
Around 100 of these unused airstrips also belong to the IAF and some are owned by private entities.
Information minister Mohamed Abdi Hayr said that the airstrips were closed for security reasons and that some others in southern Somalia will also be closed as soon as possible, Reuters reported.
They can fly inadequately tested C-17 jets from the States, then fly to forward airstrips in tactical C-130J turboprop transports that will be exempted from live-fire testing.
The contract is for 8-year and also consists of flight hours, infrastructure upgrade, maintenance, airstrip operation, handling of fire retardants and other aspects of operating the squadron.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found that a truck parked on the airstrip contributed to the accident.