verb (overflies, overflying; past overflew; past participle overflown)[with object]
- 1Fly over (a place or territory): the first airship to overfly the North PoleMore example sentences
- The Australian space safety regime has been modelled on the US rules, but has been made even tighter because some of the rockets will have to overfly the Australian mainland.
- We now understand that helicopters are overflying the Green Zone.
- The government granted permission for US military aircraft to land and overfly Ireland only on the basis that they are not part of any military operation.
- 1.1Fly beyond (a place or thing): overfly the radio beacon by approximately fifteen secondsMore example sentences
- Then, continue climbing in the pattern and overfly the runway so you leave the airport with good altitude already in the bank.
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- The dispute began when Russia blocked Air Canada from overflights on its new Toronto-Delhi nonstop, saying it was outside the agreed treaty.
- Bulgaria's support for overflights was a welcome addition to NATO's air campaign.
- Authorities are attempting to locate the pilots involved in the unauthorized overflight of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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