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  • n. Plural form of flypast.

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Examples

  • There will be fireworks and military parades, flypasts by the air force, and prize certificates dropped by air across all of Egypt's sprawling provinces.

    Egypt: one year on, the young heroes of Tahrir Square feel a chill wind

  • Yet the bandwagon of confected patriotism rolls on, stadium flypasts are commonplace, and sport is co-opted for military purposes just as glibly as it is for political or religious ends.

    Wheel out a Major Dan Rooney and people on British streets would laugh

  • One can only assume that the level of outrage was born of fear that the unholy marriage between militarism and sport could happen here, and that unless any instance of it on our soil were protested in the strongest possible terms, there would be Tornado flypasts at the Manchester derby before we knew it.

    Wheel out a Major Dan Rooney and people on British streets would laugh

  • My childhood was surrounded by the reverberating echoes of the great conflict begun only 25 years previously, and there were still Spitfires and Hurricanes in flypasts.

    All This And World War Two

  • Attended by about 20,000 people, the event was marked by spectacular display of military parades, flypasts and parachutists landing on the rugby field of Durban's Absa stadium.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The crowd and live television audience were treated to a spectacular display of military parades, flypasts and parachutists.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • While the celebrity-laden R47 million inauguration, complete with 21-gun salute and flypasts by helicopters, fighter jets and jumbos, was reminiscent of Mandela's inauguration five years ago,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Flying in close formation, the aircraft - piloted by senior captains Laurie Kay, Scully Levine and Jeff Birch - made several flypasts over the crowd of about 50,000 people.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The 21-gun salute, flypasts by air force helicopters, a Cheetah jet and three SA Airways Boeings - which disrupted the last few sentences of Mbeki's inaugural address - were all reminiscent of

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Red Arrows are famous for their airborne stunts, multicolored vapour trails, dramatic flypasts and trademark diamond formation.

    CBC | Top Stories News

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