ready for departure

ready for departure

In a radio communication by the pilot, it means that he or she has completed all checks and is ready for takeoff and departure.
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Cox cleared away the things, brought him his coffee, and appeared a few minutes later, her shawl wrapped around her, ready for departure.
It was a mighty engineering job with only wild Arabs and their wilder mounts to do the work of an electric crane--but finally it was completed, and I was ready for departure.
At last the minute-hand of the old-fashioned brazen-faced timepiece was on the last quarter to eight, and there was every reason for its being time to get ready for departure. Even Mrs.
While Monsieur d'Arminges gave orders for the horses to be made ready for departure, the two young men ascended to the upper windows of the house and saw in the direction of Marsin and of Lens a large body of infantry and cavalry.
Kenya's boxing squad for the 12th Africa Games set for Rabat, Morocco from August 19 to 31 has launched a busy schedule at Kasarani, ready for departure to Morocco on August 15.Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) secretary, David Munuhe, who is one of the coaches working with the squad Monday said there's hardly any time to rest for the boxers in camp."Our day starts between 5am and 6am when we take the team for roadwork.
From there, parked in one of the shelters, our next bus no 4 was almost ready for departure, off to 'Muttrah-Muscat'.
1t seemed as far off in your green bower The leaves all dripping with my agonized blood Were sickening of the moon\s beauty As if this body were a desert, All these wracked nerves its tent ropes, One after one slackening, Warning of life's caravan making ready for departure. Somewhere in memory's dying candlelight A momentary vision, a last glimpse of your tenderness; But even with that, there was so much pain, 1 wanted to be done with Or 1 wanted to stay, but my spirit would not.
As the crew were embarking passengers in Madrid and the aircraft was getting ready for departure, the Emirati, who was a passenger on-board, asked the Romanian air hostess if smoking was allowed on the aircraft.
Me: "Texarkana Ground, Skyhawk 62689, Texarkana Flying Club; ready for departure with information Delta."
According to a source, flight PK-757 Lahore-London was ready for departure at 9pm when suddenly pilot Anwaar Chaudhry asked the other crew members to make steward Awais Qureshi, whom he called a notorious smuggler, leave the aircraft.
The flight Pk-757 Lahore-London was ready for departure when pilot Anwaar Ch refused to fly with steward Awais Qureshi and asked the other crew to get him off.
The plane was refuelled and made ready for departure.