from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A flyover, as by military aircraft.
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- n. A low-level flight of a ceremonial nature; a flyover (US)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels; same as flyover; called in the United States an overpass.
- n. a low-altitude flight (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
He recalls another occasion: I flew over Buckingham Palace on 16 June 1979 in the lead Vulcan we were the display crew for the Queen's birthday flypast.
✒Bob Lindo, the RAF squadron leader turned Cornish wine maker, agrees about the feeble six-plane flypast at the royal wedding.
She broke for a 2-1 lead and overcame some uncertain moments on serve and a noisy flypast to celebrate Australia Day to see out the set.
Huw Edwards was reduced to encouraging us to peer behind the palace's nets when, finally, the royal couple emerged: some waving, a kiss, another kiss, and a flypast.
Striking yesterday was the flypast by the Battle of Britain memorial flight: the Lancaster bomber and Spitfires overhead recalling Britain's "finest hour", our solitary defiance of the Nazis in 1940.
After the Queen took the salute on Horse Guards, the royal family headed back to Buckingham Palace where they watched a 30-aircraft strong RAF flypast.
The flypast was led by The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – one of the events staged to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle.
The truth is that, like it or loathe it, Pearl Harbor was "an event" – a film that made headlines long before the cameras turned thanks to its bloated budget, and which managed to stay in the headlines throughout its production courtesy of a unique mix of historical tactlessness, fatuous movie-star flashing Kate Beckinsale reportedly displayed her naked bottom during a no-pants flypast – whoopee! and, most importantly, enormous expense.
Vettel led almost from start to finish, handing over for only a short while to Jenson Button who, by making a late pit-stop, enjoyed a few laps in the limelight, a sort of flypast for his achievements of the previous year.
One that appears around here every year says something like 'Civil Service Motoring Association Promenade Concert and Spitfire flypast', which is almost a portmanteau sign in its own right.