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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.
These short breaks might serve as dummy runs - a way to acclimatise your son to your absence by honeymoon time.
One RUC source said: "They have had a couple of dummy runs already.
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.
Over the past few weeks, drivers have seen the signs flash up sporadically as the system was put through its paces in dummy runs
After about four dummy runs it finally arrived at 3.