cleared for takeoff

cleared for takeoff

An expression used to indicate ATC (air traffic control) authorization for an aircraft to depart. It is predicated on known aircraft and known physical airport conditions.
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Meanwhile, a search operation was also conducted in the plane for over two hours after which it was cleared for takeoff from Heathrow Airport with substituted staffers as nothing suspicious was found.
I was worried the whole thing would be called off, but we did a bit of shopping in the local town, came back a couple of hours later, and were cleared for takeoff.
On August 29, 2016, drones will be cleared for takeoff in the United States.
In 2005 in Boston, US Airways Flight 1170 and an Airbus 330 headed for Europe were simultaneously cleared for takeoff on criss-crossing runways, putting them on course for an imminent collision.
I learned that at the time of my incursion, a C-2 had been cleared for takeoff, though that pilot had not initiated the takeoff roll.
Once that is done, the children are cleared for takeoff.
She eventually relented, but left it to a steward to fasten her up, after which the plane was cleared for takeoff.
Police chiefs were told to subject all aircraft to thorough security checks before they are cleared for takeoff.
A third plane with UN personnel bound for Larnaca was expected to be cleared for takeoff from Cairo last night, but details of its takeoff time were sketchy.
A statement by Dublin air traffic control said: "The aircraft [Aer Lingus] was cleared for takeoff but this was immediately cancelled due to an aircraft on approach [Ryanair 771] being too close to ensure safe separation.
But it departed sharply from that profile once cleared for takeoff.
CJRW is cleared for takeoff once the contract's particulars are stabilized sometime this month.