statute mile


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statute mile

[′stach·üt ′mīl]
(mechanics)

statute mile

statute mile
A measure of land distance whose length is deter mined by law and is equal to 5280 ft, or 1.69 km.
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The dependent variable is the speed of the motorist measured in statute miles per hour.
[R.sub.sm] = Range in statute miles h = height of radar in feet.
Circling the earth in the ionosphere, following a nearly pole-crossing orbit 602 statute miles above the surface, Polar BEAR carries three experiments, whose data will be used to help improve communications over the polar regions.
* For a precision approach procedure (ILS, GCA): Ceiling 600 feet and visibility of two statute miles.
At 1153, a METAR from PIE was reporting, in part: wind calm, visibility 10 statute miles, clouds and sky condition clear, temperature 83AaAaAeAe[degrees]F, dew point 67AaAaAeAe[degrees]F, altimeter 30.08 inches of m
In a statement, US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) said the coastal patrol boat USS Tempest (PC-2), operating in the Gulf of Oman September 6, heard the distress call of an unidentified small boat about 85 statute miles (135 kilometers) from the Tempest's position.
Launched from ships or submarines, the Tomahawk missile can fly into heavily defended airspace 1,000 statute miles away to conduct precise strikes on high-value targets with minimal collateral damage.
With a range of 2925 statute miles and excellent short field performance, the Hawker 800XP is the ideal aircraft for Colorado's high altitude airports.
Newsom calculated that this could have led Byrd to believe that he had reached the pole when he was still as much as 78 statute miles away, or caused him to overshoot the pole by as much as 21 statute miles.
The average length of a flight was 895 statute miles as of January 2012, compared to 904 statute miles in January 2011.
Built between 1807 and 1810, the lighthouse stands at 35m high and the light can be seen up to 35 statute miles inland.
The average length of its flights last month was 239 statute miles, an increase from 227 statute miles in November 2009.