What is takeoff?

  • (noun): A departure; especially of airplanes.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aerospace vehicle goes from the ground to flying in the air.

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Takeoff/Go-around Switches - Takeoff
... This is done to prevent flame-out on takeoff due to compressor stall ... aircraft these calculations were performed by the pilots before a takeoff ...
Mervin Monroe - Boobarella
... Her character is a takeoff of Elvira, a character portrayed by Cassandra Peterson, herself a takeoff of Vampira ... Her name is probably a takeoff from Vampirella and the 1968 cult science fiction/fantasy/horror film Barbarella, which stars Jane Fonda in the title role ...
List Of United States Marine Corps Acronyms And Expressions - V
... Enlisted Early Release Program, getting out of the Marine Corps early VTOL – Vertical TakeOff/Landing, takeoff and landing technique that does not need a runway to become airborne ... V/STOL – Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing, a type of aircraft that can perform STOL, STOVL, and VTOL ...
Vertical Takeoff - Rocket Launch
... A rocket launch is the takeoff phase of the flight of a rocket ... Launches for orbital spaceflights, or launches into interplanetary space, are usually from a fixed location on the ground, but may also be from a floating platform such as the San Marco platform, or the Sea Launch launch vessel ...
Continental Airlines Flight 1404 - Investigation
... the aircraft's brakes were released, just before takeoff ... sound can be heard, and the crew aborted the takeoff four seconds later ... have resulted in a wheel lockup during the takeoff roll, leading to the runway excursion ...

More definitions of "takeoff":

  • (noun): The initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne.
  • (noun): Humorous or satirical mimicry.
    Synonyms: parody, mockery