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wingspan

, wingspread
the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc.

wingspan

The distance from one wing tip to the other. See span.
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This idea has been put forward to deal with the trend for increasingly larger aircraft and the subsequent need for correspondingly large wing spans.
V-g and V-f diagrams of sailplane LAK-17B with 15 m wing span
As an industry, agents and homeowners often wait for weeks and months only to find out that a short-sale file has been declined by a servicer based on an issue that could have been identified and remedied earlier in the transaction," said Chris Plummer, Wing span Portfolio Advisors' vice president and managing director of WREN.
The kites, which have a wing span of up to 6ft, were once on the brink of extinction.
He said that he was very pleased to have been able to set the eagle - an adult female with a 6ft wing span.
A GOLDEN eagle with a 7ft wing span and naked courtesans will be among the eye-catching attractions when one of the world's best loved operas visits Birmingham.
Ced knocked the ball loose, I picked it up, saw Luc under the basket in a crowd, but fortunately he's 6-7 with a 7-foot wing span.
One theory is that the pilot of the passenger jet, which weighs more than 164 tons and has a wing span of 140 ft, mistook the old base for the approach to Birmingham International Airport about six miles away.
Prior to World War II, planes were built and flown without much attention to the specifics of performance, so that revisions to details such as wing span or tail height were being carried out constantly, based on in-service flight reports.
Airports are required to make modifications such as widening their runways to accommodate the aircraft's wing span of almost 80 meters compared with 65 meters for the Boeing 747-400, which currently reigns as the world's biggest passenger jet.
Both would have had a wing span of about 178 feet and a gross takeoff weight of about 460,000 pounds, putting them in the size category of the jet-powered Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, which came along more than a decade later.
Only about 14 inches tall, they have a wing span of around three and a half feet.