runway

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Synonyms for runway

a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

a chute down which logs can slide

a narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theater or nightclub etc

Related Words

a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land

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We lived next to an active runway, so I learned to imitate planes first, but I can do just about anything.
The confusion began when the follow-me truck arrived to guide us across the active runway.
That hasn't gone over well in Westchester, because it would likely mean pushing an active runway closer to homes there.
The academy doesn't need an active runway in the same way as Dara did to allow aircraft undergoing maintenance to arrive and depart.
City officials disagree, citing complaints from other pilots and fight instructors about skydivers jumping through clouds, swooping too low over an active runway and even walking across the runway in front of aircraft.
But airport chiefs said no investigation would be held, saying it was "very uncommon" for aircraft pilots to stray on to the active runway while taxi-ing.
The report recommended that the Civil Aviation Authority should issue instructions requiring UK registered aircraft to use strobe lights, if fitted, when on an active runway in the UK.
Another problem, says Hall, is that too often it takes an accident to spur the FAA to fix problems: As early as the 1970s, safety critics began urging the FAA to do something about the problem of "runway incursions," accidents caused when a plane, or even a service vehicle, wanders onto an active runway.
Aircraft using Taxiway C now maneuver in a narrow corridor between another taxiway located alongside an active runway and a service road used by airport vehicles.
His decisive actions prevented a tire blowout and subsequent damage to his aircraft; and ensured the active runway remained open for use by numerous airborne aircraft during critical combat operations.
Earlier in March this year, a 16-year-old runaway boy had scaled the airport wall and took an unchallenged half-hour morning jog along an active runway inside the IGI Airport.
Griffith-Merrillville Airport will be using the grant to support the effort to extend its parallel taxiway, in order to eliminate the need for aircraft to backtrack on the active runway.
The 287-room hotel - one of 12 built or planned next to India's busiest airport at a total cost of more than USD$2 billion - has been unable to open as it awaits security clearance from police worried about its proximity to an active runway.
After landing on runway 4R, surf 14 was instructed to vacate the active runway at taxiway kilo and hold short of runway 8L.
Named Apollo, the unit provides a unidirectional flashing light to indicate crossing points, reducing the possibility of runway incursions by warning pilots or drivers of ground vehicles that they are approaching an active runway.
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