holding off


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holding off

The effort by a pilot, during the final moments before landing, to keep the aircraft off the runway so that it touches down either at a lower speed, or in the case of tail-wheel aircraft, carries out a three-point landing.
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Laverty, meanwhile, had forged clear on his Relentless Suzuki, comfortably holding off the Ducati of Michael Rutter as Hill maintained his consistent finishing record, coming in third.
Despite some high-profile campaigns, he said political parties were also holding off, even though it was widely expected to be May.
The diagram shows that Wil LB must come down with the crossing TE after holding off #1.
In the US there's one main reason young people are holding off on getting hitched: money.
Quartz Hill denied the junior a fourth victory by holding off Highland 1:47.
The Vikings handed the Indians two heartbreaking losses, with Megan Machynia holding off Rachael Krager by one one-hundredth of a second in the 200 butterfly relay and Michelle Kroll rallying to defeat Samantha Tamashiro by 0.