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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Approximately 5500 new employees will be cleared for takeoff with a career in Lufthansa Group this year -- in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium alone, the home markets of the aviation group.
Unfortunately, some pilots take the ad-libbing too far, starting their readback with: "N123AB is cleared for takeoff. When entering controlled airspace..."
Approximately 5,500 new employees will be cleared for takeoff with a career in Lufthansa Group this year - in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium alone, the home markets of the aviation group.
SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other big balloons were cleared for takeoff just before the parade, although some of them floated at noticeably lower heights above the people holding their tethers, like the outstretched hand of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" balloon that appeared to hit some of his handlers on their wool cap-covered heads.
While some may be eager to ask friends to 'plane react only,' a Facebook spokesperson said in a Fast Company report, 'This was created as part of an employee hackathon and wasn't cleared for takeoff. Our apologies.'
* When "cleared for takeoff," turn on all exterior lights, including takeoff/landing lights.
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 a foggy night in Providence in 1999, US Airways Flight 2998 was cleared for takeoff. However, the pilots had been monitoring ground transmissions, and sensed that a Boeing 757 that had just landed was unsure of its position.
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. The event will take place between 9 a.m.
She eventually relented, but left it to a steward to fasten her up, after which the plane was cleared for takeoff.