line astern


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line astern

An aircraft position in which one aircraft is in the rear of the other.
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Vettel and Raikkonen were running line astern in second and third, but their decision to stop for tyres on two occasions enabled Hamilton to leapfrog the Ferrari pair.
The personal Prius followed in "line astern," and it is always the "wing man" who calls "bingo fuel" first.
Through the banks of fog racing ploughed on, although that looked unlikely when the riders in the first race came back reporting conditions unraceable as they came home line astern behind Express Wish.
Leaving the green and going down out through the gatehouse, you turn back and look at the grey zinc roofs of what at first evokes a strange notion of the Grand Fleet with two squadrons of Dreadnoughts sailing in line astern to make a pincer movement on the Kriegsmarine.
Some roared into the bomber formation, while flying line abreast, Others barreled towards the Fortresses in line astern formation.
Perry does a quick scissors over the checker door, shoves an empty tub in place and unclips a sash weight, and then, with another scissors, muscles 50 pounds of tub and line astern.
Fly at fifty feet, close line astern, individual attack, and make your own way home.
Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen and Hamilton ran line astern as the strategic chess game ensued, tyre changes seeing Mercedes plump for slower but more durable medium tyres while Vettel and Raikkonen chose soft rubber.