landing zone


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landing zone

[′land·iŋ ‚zōn]
(computer science)
The data-free area on the surface of a hard disk over which the read-write head comes to rest when the computer is shut off and the disk stops rotating.

landing zone

A safe non-data area on a hard disk used for parking the read/write head. See load/unload ramp.
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Looking at the Bandar COP's dining facility packed with food and water, the 50,000 gallons of fuel, and a freshly up-sized helicopter landing zone, the 782d paratroopers were very proud of themselves.
It uses a gimbaled, high-resolution camera with infrared strobe and laser rangefinder to image a landing zone seconds before the helicopter enters the brownout cloud.
Both Moore and Wright have said they would be interested in purchasing the landing zone site.
Once range control decided to allow the construction of the landing zone at Ram Drop Zone, the next task was to fit the landing zone within the area around the endangered wildlife and plants, marshes, and perimeter tree line and in line with the prevailing wind.
military's helicopter landing zones remain within the village in return for improvements in local infrastructure, village sources said Friday.
As they approached the landing zone, the pilots began to take small-arms fire and, apparently, refused to land, forcing the Rangers to jump from moving helicopters.
Several growing businesses are already taking advantage of CUE's Soft Landing Zone service.
ONE company which has already benefited from the Soft Landing Zone scheme is software firm PIXELearning, based in The Innovation Centre at Coventry University Technology Park, in Puma Way.
He noted there is such a center in San Diego called The Landing Zone.
The landing zone is nothing more than a dry lakebed graded to provide demarcated aircraft landing, takeoff and parking areas.
TNA: Early in your book you point out that because of political decisions, you went into battle at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley greatly under-strength.