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ii. Run-up areas located at or near the ends of a runway for pilots to make final checks and await clearance for takeoff. These areas are generally large enough so that if an aircraft is unable to take off, another aircraft can bypass it. The holding area normally can accommodate two or three aircraft and allow enough space for one aircraft to bypass another. Also called run-up areas.
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