ready for departure

ready for departure

In a radio communication by the pilot, it means that he or she has completed all checks and is ready for takeoff and departure.
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Cox cleared away the things, brought him his coffee, and appeared a few minutes later, her shawl wrapped around her, ready for departure.
It was a mighty engineering job with only wild Arabs and their wilder mounts to do the work of an electric crane--but finally it was completed, and I was ready for departure.
At last the minute-hand of the old-fashioned brazen-faced timepiece was on the last quarter to eight, and there was every reason for its being time to get ready for departure.
While Monsieur d'Arminges gave orders for the horses to be made ready for departure, the two young men ascended to the upper windows of the house and saw in the direction of Marsin and of Lens a large body of infantry and cavalry.
Osborne's seat, about a mile from Penstruthal, in North Wales ; and at 7 minutes past 11, every thing being ready for departure, the balloon was set free, rising gently but steadily, in a direction nearly South ; no use being made, for the first half hour, of either the screw or the rudder.
The story is told about a little boy who was throwing a terrible tantrum in a plane that was getting ready for departure.
When two or more aircraft call the tower ready for departure, one or more at the full length of a runway and one or more at an intersection, state the location of the aircraft at the full length of the runway when authorizing that aircraft to line up and wait.
With 11 Irishmen ready for departure to New Zealand with the Lions, there are eight uncapped players in Schmidt's 31-strong squad for the three Tests.
Even though his driver was ready for departure at the wheel of Sir Stanley's Rolls-Royce, there wasn't any sign of his boss long after the final whistle - the post-match drinks must have had a sweet and satisfying taste
Meanwhile, a Jeddah airport official said that things were moving smoothy and that all facilities and manpower were ready for departure of passengers for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday and return of Umrah pilgrims to their countries.
The PIA has arranged two airplanes which are ready for departure as soon as they receive clearance from aviation authorities and the Embassy of Pakistan in Sanaa, said a PM House statement.
PIA has arranged two aeroplanes which are ready for departure as soon as they receive clearance from aviation authorities and the Embassy of Pakistan in Sana'a.