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dummy run

i. Any simulated firing pass in which the weapon is not released—both in air-to-ground and air-to-air firing.
ii. A trial approach to land, to pick up a load, or to release a load.
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The party's dummy runs have seen strategists spending a week in the constituencies, analysing the issues relevant to the area and talking to voters.
David Geey,prosecuting, said Elder was involved in a dummy run from South Africa followed by the importation of two million cigarettes hidden in a load of soap powder cartons.
Prison staff carried out dummy runs involving police cars for up to four days.
The dummy runs are to ensure the Great Britain team get their 700 pieces of equipment for the Beijing Games in China on August 8 without any hitches.
Even with development players in the squad, Quins' angled and dummy runs along with support play just proved to be more than Coventry could handle.
I am just finishing the vehicle off and we have already done a couple of dummy runs.
After about four dummy runs it finally arrived at 3.
One RUC source said: "They have had a couple of dummy runs already.
After a couple of dummy runs, Alex Taylor flighted the ball into the six yard box and David Craig, who had marked Jorge Cadete out of the game, stole in to glance his header over goalkeeper, Stewart Kerr.
Over the past few weeks, drivers have seen the signs flash up sporadically as the system was put through its paces in dummy runs
The killer not only assembled the bomb, he made a series of dummy runs to the harbour to make sure his mission succeeded.