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.
Even if everyone said they understood the comms, more specific questions about the phraseology of crossing an active runway would have been more appropriate.
Among changes: renewable, yearlong contracts; a higher "ceiling" for sky divers crossing the active runway, and proof of at least $1 million in "drop zone" insurance from both sky-dive operations using the landing area.
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.
However, in order to do so, we would have had to cross over the active runway.
This would reduce the potential for accidental taxiing onto an active runway.
50am on Wednesday and took a half- hour- long jog along an active runway before he was spotted.
Brandt declared an emergency and landed with a single-engine, roll-on-landing to the active runway.
She immediately notified the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Supervisor of Flying that she observed the animal entering the active runway.
In many cases, when the crippled aeroplane is situated on or near the active runway, or on any part of the aircraft movement areas, airport operations virtually come to a halt.
One is that, if we're doing it right, we're usually pointed downwind when taxiing to the active runway for takeoff.

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