takeoff


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takeoff

1. the act or process of making an aircraft airborne
2. the stage of a country's economic development when rapid and sustained economic growth is first achieved

takeoff

[′tāk‚ȯf]
(aerospace engineering)
Ascent of an aircraft or rocket at any angle, as the action of a rocket vehicle departing from its launch pad or the action of an aircraft as it becomes airborne.

quantity survey

A detailed analysis and listing of all items of material and equipment necessary to construct a project. Also called a takeoff.

takeoff

i. The net flight path from the brake release to the screen height.
ii. The act of beginning a flight when an airplane is accelerated from a state of rest to that of normal flight. It is the moment when the aircraft leaves the ground or water.
iii. To perform the action of a takeoff.
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Takeoff is always a multivariate problem that depends on aircraft loading, runway surface conditions and whether or not there are obstacles.
We concluded that in the confusion of trying to secure a departure clearance and squawk while positioning the aircraft for takeoff, we had forgotten to complete the last three items on the takeoff checklist after IFF/TCAS, including checking the flap position.
(1994) Mathematical model of the takeoff phase in the pole vault.
Jhungare, however, said no one " can be blamed for it" and that " we asked the other aircraft to prepare for takeoff".
"De-icing treatment of an aircraft before takeoff takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
"The plane had disappeared from the radar screens only five minutes after takeoff," he said.
A miscommunication by an air traffic controller caused the cockpit crew of a Japan Airlines plane to commence takeoff on a runway at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido without authorization from the control tower last February, a government panel said in a report released Friday.
Recovered flight data recorder from the Spanair MD-82 that crashed last month on takeoff from Madrid Barajas revealed that the flaps were not extended, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited sources close the accident investigation.
Prof IanPoll, head of the college of aeronautics at Cranfield University at Bedford, said: "If it is correct that the aircraftwas 'taking off and skidded off the runway', then this sounds like an aborted takeoff. This could be due to a number of things, including engine failure.
Smoke filled the cabin of an El Al plane during takeoff at Ben-Gurion Airport Sunday morning.
Prototype production has just been completed on the first plane--a conventional takeoff and landing unit--with flight testing slated to begin in November.