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runway:

see airportairport
or airfield,
place for landing and departure of aircraft, usually with facilities for housing and maintaining planes and for receiving and discharging passengers and cargo.
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runway

[′rən‚wā]
(civil engineering)
A straight path, often hard-surfaced, within a landing strip, normally used for landing and takeoff of aircraft.
(geology)
The channel of a stream.

runway

1. In the theater, a narrow projection of the stage, over the orchestra pit and sometimes into the aisles of an auditorium, permitting the actors to perform in close proximity to the audience.
2. A path taken by buggies of concrete on decking over an area of concrete placement.

runway

A defined rectangular area, on a land aerodrome, prepared for the landing and takeoff run of aircraft along its length (ICAO).

runway

1. a hard level roadway or other surface from which aircraft take off and on which they land
2. Forestry US and Canadian a chute for sliding logs down
3. a narrow ramp extending from the stage into the audience in a theatre, nightclub, etc., esp as used by models in a fashion show
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"Can anyone shed any light on this 1950s temporary Cosford strip?" The hard runway was built during the war, and Stephen says that years ago he spoke to Sid Lenthall, who was at wartime RAF Cosford, about it.
My first experience with runway slope came in Challis, Idaho.
Visual cues include verifying right versus left runways; runway magnetic orientation; location of the VASI or PAPI; offset thresholds, and known landmarks relative to the airport or runway.
The incident led to the shutdown of the main runway of the Mumbai airport with flights cancelled or diverted to the nearby airports.
But a significant change at the airport with regard to ensuring aircraft and passenger safety is a slight shift in the runway's location.
Beginning April 16, the southern runway at Dubai International Airport (DXB) will undergo a massive refurbishment, as a result of which some of its flights will either be reduced or diverted to Dubai World Central (DWC) or other airports for the next month and a half.
Xsight Systems is a provider of advanced runway sensor-based solutions.
Tugade opposed the proposal of closing the runway for eight hours a day during the 14-day rehabilitation.
Taking to Twitter in the wake of a Commons vote to approve a third runway at Heathrow airport, Dudley North MP Ian Austin said it was "sad that Andy Street dismisses case for expanding Birmingham International as 'utterly irrelevant' when it would actually be a huge boost for our region.
The airplane climbed to 1,500 feet, joining the traffic pattern, but on the second try, the runway remained unseen to the pilot, who decided to abort at 11:56 a.m.
Runway 04/22 at LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA) in New York City is to have three light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems in place of its existing incandescent equipment.