Runway

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Runway

A slang term for the amount of time before a project, report, or anything else must be completed. That is, a runway is the length of time until a deadline. See also: Drop-dead date.
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Minger also chided Humble for classifying as "runway incursions" sky divers walking across active runways, contrary to prior authorizations by the city and FAA of an earlier Eugene Skydivers safety plan that included such crossings.
he spotted someone walking toward the approach end of the active runway at sunset.
It was then we learned that, because we were crossing the active runway and it was getting dark, we would need to use the anti-collision lights.
Experienced pilots have mistaken a taxiway for an active runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport eight times since 1999.
But she said she also has witnessed, or received complaints about, sky divers jumping through clouds, flying their parachutes too low over an active runway, walking across the runway in front of aircraft - even of a sky diver deliberately swooping between airport buildings.
It is the first officer's responsibility to enter Airport Terminal Information System (ATIS) information such as active runway, wind direction and speed, atmospheric pressure and temperature.
50am on Wednesday and took a half- hour- long jog along an active runway before he was spotted.
He landed, taxied clear of the active runway and shut down the engine.
She immediately notified the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Supervisor of Flying that she observed the animal entering the active runway.
That's exactly what a 16- year- old runaway boy did on Wednesday morning, scaling the airport wall and taking an unchallenged half- hour morning jog along an active runway.
From our position, we were nearly aligned on a 70-mile straight-in approach to the active runway.
Col Jens was aligned for a landing opposite the active runway direction when the problem was discovered.

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