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flight

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a flight/train/coach departure
▪ I'm afraid your flight departure has been delayed.
a night train/bus/flight
▪ I took the night train to Fort William.
a relief convoy/flight
▪ A relief convoy of 10 trucks set off with food and medical supplies.
a short walk/flight/drive
▪ It’s a short drive to the airport.
▪ The hotel is only a short walk from the beach.
balloon flight
▪ a balloon flight over the Yorkshire Moors
book a flight
▪ He picked up the phone and booked a flight to Barcelona.
charter flight
connecting flight
▪ I missed the connecting flight.
domestic flights (=that stay inside a country)
▪ London’s airports handle one hundred thousand domestic flights a year.
flight attendant
flight crew
flight deck
flight delays
▪ Unfortunately flight delays do sometimes occur.
flight lieutenant
flight path
flight recorder
flight sergeant
flight simulator
flights of stairs (=sets of stairs)
▪ We walked up four flights of stairs .
freebie holiday/hotel/flight etc
▪ A waiter was handing round freebie glasses of wine.
long journey/walk/flight/drive etc (=a journey etc over a large distance that takes a lot of time)
▪ It’s a long walk to the shops from here.
long-distance travel/journey/flight/commuting etc
nonstop flight
▪ a nonstop flight to Los Angeles
scheduled flight/service (=a plane service that flies at the same time every day or every week)
▪ Prices include scheduled flights from Heathrow.
smooth flight/ride (=a comfortable trip in an airplane or car)
▪ It wasn’t a very smooth ride.
solo flight/voyage/ascent
▪ Ridgeway’s solo voyage across the Atlantic
the morning train/flight (=that leaves in the morning)
▪ She took the morning flight back to London.
the power of flight
▪ Some birds have lost the power of flight over millions of years.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
direct
▪ They built hub-and-spoke route systems based on a few large airports, rather than a web of direct, non-stop flights.
▪ There are also new direct flights from Newcastle, Norwich and Birmingham.
▪ Nova was developing in parallel as a booster capable of hurling a spacecraft to the Moon on a direct flight mission.
▪ The two countries also agreed to allow direct air flights from Pyongyang to Tokyo.
▪ She argued in favour of a direct flight to London and then on to Jersey.
▪ A late morning direct flight takes you to Kathmandu where you will stay at the Oberoi Soaltee Hotel for 2 nights.
domestic
▪ Airports ran out of fuel, and domestic flights were diverted.
▪ Time was when even domestic flights were something akin to exotic adventure.
▪ Diamond Service will continue on domestic flights.
▪ Coupons generally offer the best savings when used for coast-to-coast or other long-distance domestic flights.
international
▪ We will further liberalise transatlantic air services and encourage more international flights to and from regional airports.
▪ Many internal and international flights can also be made into Manchester Airport, located 57 miles south-west of Bradford.
▪ So let's not keep you in suspense and join Katie prior to her departure from a surprising location for international flight.
▪ Passengers on international flights will no longer be able to use curb-side check-in procedures for luggage.
▪ Mr. MacGregor I assure the hon. Gentleman that Customs continues to monitor international flights into the airport.
long
▪ Their chemical and isotopic compositions are meteoritic and they have had long histories of flight through space.
▪ He and his co-pilot settled down in the darkness for the long flight in the cramped cockpit.
▪ After a long flight your perceptions are dulled, and everything is synthetic.
▪ A long flight from the front porch to the sidewalk would have prevented any exit for her out the front door.
▪ It took away the normal drudgery of long flights with little radio contact and constant headings.
return
▪ This includes return flights, transfers, all meals and drinks, nightly entertainment, non-motorised watersports and activities.
▪ We often placed caches of them near the action to cut the wasted time of return flights.
▪ Each tour includes a return flight from Gatwick to Berlin, with transfers to and from your Berlin hotel.
▪ I never took the return flight home.
▪ En route, Shaker instructed two ships to join him on the return flight.
▪ In late afternoon the return flight begins.
scheduled
▪ Prices include all transfers, by air where applicable. Scheduled flights are also available at a supplement.
▪ On scheduled flights sporting equipment may be carried as part of your baggage allowance.
▪ Not a scheduled flight, for McKenna would be watching those.
▪ Prices include scheduled flights from Heathrow.
▪ Travel will be on scheduled flights with a choice of departure from either Gatwick or Heathrow airports.
▪ The price of £639 includes scheduled flights, transfer and dinner, bed and breakfast.
▪ The two-night packages include scheduled flights and breakfast.
▪ Ot has introduced short breaks to Paris using scheduled flights from nearby Southend Airport.
short
▪ Access to the dining room in the north-east corner of the main block was then made via a short flight of stairs.
▪ He watches four men trying to drag a doorless refrigerator up the short flight of steps into the band shell.
▪ Those who do not fancy long haul can share short flights between two or three budding pilots.
▪ It was a short flight, only a hundred miles.
▪ Both Langkawi and Kuantan are reached by short flights.
▪ Frankie stared towards the shorter flight of steps leading to the landing.
▪ They sat on stubby pillars at the bottom of a short flight of steps leading to the parade square.
▪ The upper-level dining gallery and sitting-room are reached from the living-room via short flight of open-riser timber stairs.
top
▪ The inspiring influence behind an automatic promotion triumph is determined Boro will not just make up the numbers in the top flight.
▪ Coventry are just hoping to play in the top flight next season.
▪ Six months in the top flight and he thinks he's f***ing Brian Sewell to the football world.
▪ Oh, not in the top flight, but he travels around the world - anywhere golf is played.
▪ He established Swindon as one of the most skilful sides outside the top flight before a frustrating switch to Tyneside.
▪ I see no reason why I shouldn't continue to score goals in the top flight.
▪ Inverleith retained their place in the top flight with a dramatic 7-6 victory over Touche Ross in the final game.
▪ That is enough to get us back into the top flight.
■ NOUN
attendant
▪ A flight attendant was thrown to the floor, breaking her ankle.
▪ Airlines do train flight attendants in how to spot trouble in advance, and in conflict resolution.
▪ Kim, 31, is a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines.
▪ In a staggering display of corporate arrogance, managers threatened to sack-and even sue-the striking flight attendants.
▪ She should have been either a flight attendant or a Greyhound bus driver.
▪ I once asked a flight attendant about this.
▪ He then gave them the choice of apologizing to the flight attendant or taking another flight.
charter
▪ Owing to space restrictions, sail boards are not allowed on charter flights.
▪ For weekenders, charter flights are of little use, as usually they offer only weekly or fortnightly returns.
▪ It deals with the occasional situation when a holiday party arrives on a charter flight and claims asylum enbloc.
▪ Prices for the above itineraries are based on charter flights from London to Bangkok.
crew
▪ The flight crew aborted the takeoff, however, could not stop the aircraft on the wet runway.
▪ In this case the members of the flight crew live in the bunker, alongside their missiles.
▪ As the party headed home the flight crew served cake and sang Happy Birthday.
▪ In the air, the all-male flight crew ruled.
▪ Pilots and other flight crew immediately come to mind; so too do maintenance engineers and air traffic controllers.
▪ The flight crew reported smoke in the cockpit and cabin before the tower lost contact.
deck
▪ The Doctor was marched on to the flight deck of the F61 at pistol point.
▪ I watched the edge of the flight deck move un-der us through the chin bubble at my feet.
▪ The carrier's flight deck is too short for its aircraft to land on and putting it right will cost around £50m.
▪ It meant long hours for the pilots, flight deck crews, repair crews and cooks.
▪ The forward attachment point is under the shuttle's nose about half way between the tip and the flight deck windows.
▪ Ammunition from the burning aircraft on the flight deck starts cooking off, spraying the deck with shrapnel.
▪ The patented plan is to feed data about the relevant airports into a small computer on the flight deck before take-off.
home
▪ After treatment the mountaineer will be on the next flight home to join his girlfriend at the couple's home in Radley.
▪ He spent Wednesday afternoon trying to find a flight home for Thursday.
▪ We had a good flight home with excellent connection times, which made it less exhausting than the journey to Jo'burg.
▪ I never took the return flight home.
▪ It was one reason why I caught the first flight home.
▪ The flight home was nothing to speak of.
▪ Pervez Musharraf, delayed his flight home because of a bomb threat.
▪ Vitamins, they said it was, to build me up for the flight home on Saturday.
night
▪ Aides' night flight attracts heavy congressional fire.
▪ Inside, the lobby lights had been dimmed like the interior of an airplane on a night flight.
▪ Varig offers day and night flights taking off every week from 12 cities in 9 different countries.
path
▪ Living near an airport which is proposing to add an extra flight path - over your house.
▪ It soars the length of the awning, wings flapping once, twice to propel it along an unerring flight path.
▪ Meadow pipits, commonest of upland birds, negotiated undulating flight paths over white tufts of cotton grass.
▪ As the gaggle crossed the next village on our flight path, many ships called in hits.
▪ No way was I going out with a Famlio ship in my flight path.
▪ She would then try to adjust her flight path to the fist by altering direction into the wind.
▪ That way it may get out of the bat's flight path before it enters the detection range.
▪ We must be under a flight path.
recorder
▪ Accident investigators have found the black box flight recorder.
▪ There remain the specialists who look after the flight recorder side of aircraft accident investigation.
▪ Flight Recorders Missing Falcon N888AR had voice and flight recorders installed in its tail.
▪ The small flight recorder section is headed by an Assistant principal Inspector.
▪ These were essentially flight recorders but were not made to withstand crash forces.
simulator
▪ The trials also involved asking a pilot to land a damaged plane using the flight simulator.
▪ Loren Carpenter launches an airplane flight simulator on the screen.
▪ Escapade basically provides the experience of taking off and landing a commercial airliner, aboard Britannia's 737 flight simulator.
▪ Reflectone, a Tampa-based maker of flight simulators, increased 1 3 / 4 to 15 3 / 4.
▪ Consequently, most pilots are trained on flight simulators.
▪ He trained in the flight simulator.
▪ The real classics, of course, our flight simulators.
▪ Corncob is one of the best Shareware flight simulators I used and will provide hours of entertainment for any would be Hero.
space
▪ Their finding could lead to new treatments for muscle wasting in humans, or ways to conserve muscle tissue during space flight.
▪ All are subjects of experiments that will measure changes in development brought on by space flight.
▪ If this aspect of space flight was not the most convenient then the solid waste management was even worse.
▪ Even if successful, equipment used in the experiments would have to be miniaturized before being used in space flight.
▪ It reminded the sergeant of mission control for some dark and mysterious space flight.
▪ Their proposed Lunar Tours will be the first series of commercial space flights to the moon.
▪ They are being pried open by computer quizzes, interactive exhibits, panoramic films and a simulated futuristic space flight.
test
▪ Now you know where the 900S fits in, why not fit in a test flight soon.
▪ The first test flight of the experiment occurred in mid-1992.
▪ Heavy with the extra responsibility of a man's life he wanted another test flight.
▪ The space agency impounded documents and even embargoed findings from the research gathered during the brief test flight.
▪ June 9 saw the Vimy ready for a test flight from the field.
▪ Ray Hanna too G-FIRE up for its first test flight on March 14, 1981, in primer.
▪ For a test flight, ring.
▪ Even this sortie was a test flight.
■ VERB
book
▪ Chances are they are emailing their mates or booking holiday flights.
▪ Typically, coupon holders must book a flight 14 days in advance.
▪ She was booked on to a flight arriving in London at midday but failed to board the plane.
catch
▪ And he had deliberately caught his flight with just minutes to spare.
▪ Bernstein caught the first flight out of Washington Friday, August 25, and again spent most of the day with Ruby.
▪ Perhaps she had witnessed the attack on her father but had had to leave in order to catch the designated flight.
▪ It was one reason why I caught the first flight home.
▪ She was so distressed that she caught the first flight from Calcutta to New Delhi.
▪ A week ago her plan had been to give Travis the slip and catch the first flight out.
▪ He must catch a flight to Washington to tell a committee that the cities need more money.
climb
▪ No, but I am aware of them if I pant a lot climbing up in a flight of stairs.
▪ Inspectors may have to climb ladders or many flights of stairs, or may have to crawl around in tight spaces.
▪ He climbed the last two flights with effort.
▪ On that fateful January day the beleaguered Matty climbed the five flights of stairs from trading floor to the cafeteria.
▪ Outside Polly's flat, in the well of the building, Jack was climbing the last flight of stairs.
▪ I climb the four flights and tell him to take his time at the door.
▪ My room is on top of a cloth-shop and I have to climb up a flight of dark stairs to get to it.
▪ He heard her climb the last flight, getting slower every day.
include
▪ This includes return flights, transfers, all meals and drinks, nightly entertainment, non-motorised watersports and activities.
▪ The promotion includes round-trip flights such as Los Angeles to New York for $ 388 with no advance purchase requirement.
▪ Each tour includes a return flight from Gatwick to Berlin, with transfers to and from your Berlin hotel.
▪ Extension of the smoking ban on airplanes to include any flight that starts or ends in the United States.
▪ These include flights, hotel with private facilities, breakfast, taxes and entrance to the fair.
▪ Prices apply until October 31 and include return flights, taxes and transfers.
▪ Prices include scheduled flights from Heathrow.
▪ The first prize includes return flights London-Delhi, half-board hotel accommodation and all transfers.
lead
▪ A flight of steps leads up from the courtyard and there is entry also from the house end.
▪ Orange flight led us in a wide orbit two miles away, still low level.
▪ Then he violently shoved her down the small flight of stairs that led off their bedroom to the bathroom.
▪ The procession reached the foot of the long steep flight of stairs leading up to the temple.
▪ To his left a shallow flight of oak stairs led to a narrow gallery from which led a number of doors.
▪ Instead, a steep, wooden flight of stairs led down into the ground beneath me.
▪ Frankie stared towards the shorter flight of steps leading to the landing.
▪ They sat on stubby pillars at the bottom of a short flight of steps leading to the parade square.
miss
▪ I mustn't miss my flight!
▪ Not once did Richardson miss the flight.
▪ No time to call Newman: she would miss her flight.
▪ I missed the maiden flight at Kitty Hawk and managed to be absent when Alan Dershowitz invented the appeal process.
▪ I was always tense, afraid I would miss the flight.
schedule
▪ Practically every scheduled flight is sold out, including extra flights.
take
▪ The next day, we took an early flight to Danang.
▪ My guess would be he would take the first flight to Helsinki and listen to the venture capitalists there.
▪ I saw food take flight from its physical manifestation, turning into light that shot through my body.
▪ Last year 1. 3 billion passengers took a flight in an airplane.
▪ A series of area road improvements could help Brown Field take flight as an air cargo hub.
▪ I took a meagre 22 flights.
▪ Janir, at five and a half, was eager to take his first flight alone.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
long-haul flight/route/destination etc
▪ By comparison with trying to sleep on the cramped seating of today's long-haul flights it was luxury indeed.
▪ Hence the decision to buy smaller wide-body jets for long-haul routes.
▪ It's jet lag and it affects nearly everyone on long-haul flights.
▪ Table 11.9 shows Kuoni's top long-haul destinations in 1983-4.
▪ The aunts have brought more baggage than the passengers Rainbow takes to long-haul flights at Heathrow.
maiden flight/voyage
▪ As Dole and Kemp headed across the country, the team of surrogates was making its maiden voyage in California.
▪ Fifty-two years before I met him, Lawrence Beesley had been a second-class passenger on the maiden voyage of the Titanic.
▪ I missed the maiden flight at Kitty Hawk and managed to be absent when Alan Dershowitz invented the appeal process.
▪ Read in studio A rather unusual hot air balloon has completed its maiden voyage.
▪ The maiden flight of the A-12 had been scheduled for November 1991, with a view to the aircraft becoming operational in the mid-1990s.
▪ The company said the first aircraft had experienced no problems during its 18-minute maiden flight.
▪ With barely a week to go before the maiden flight, Paul's report made alarming reading.
mercy flight/mission etc
▪ A Home Office spokeswoman confirmed last night that Stansted would be used for all future mercy flights.
▪ I had heard of the many mercy missions of the ruler's private planes.
▪ It was the first and last time I was to fly on one of its mercy missions.
▪ Rival warlords are also holding up mercy missions with feuds over contracts to take food to drought-ravaged towns and villages.
▪ Soldiers now face the harsh reality of their mercy mission in the barren country.
▪ The authorities also believe if these mercy missions continue it could present long term problems.
▪ They already have a Hercules plane running mercy missions to Sarajevo.
▪ With United Nations help, it's hoped this mercy mission will be the first of many.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ All flights to Tokyo were delayed because of bad weather.
▪ Each room contains a sink, but the bathroom is one flight up.
▪ It's a 7-hour flight to New York.
▪ It's only an hour's flight to Detroit from here.
▪ United Flight 202 from Denver is now arriving.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But what if a large passenger aircraft has to be fuelled ready for flight?
▪ Incidents between military and civilian flights were also down, from 23 in 1991 to six last year.
▪ The flight from London was delayed, and it was about three in the morning when I finally got to Venice.
▪ The flight up the valley was lower, faster, and much hotter than anything I had yet seen.
Wikipedia

Flight (military unit)

A flight is a military unit in an air force, naval air service, or army air corps. It is usually composed of three to six aircraft, with their aircrews and ground staff; or, in the case of a non-flying ground flight, no aircraft and a roughly equivalent number of support personnel. In most usages, multiple flights make up a squadron. The "flight" is also a basic unit for intercontinental ballistic missiles. The French equivalent is an "escadrille".

Flight (disambiguation)

Flight is the process by which an object moves without direct support from a surface.

Flight may also refer to:

Flight (comics)

Flight is an American comics anthology series edited by Kazu Kibuishi, showcasing young and innovative artists and writers. Image Comics published the first two volumes. In June 2005 Kibuishi announced that the series would move from Image to Ballantine Books from Volume Three on in an attempt to increase sales through mainstream bookstores. Kibuishi also stated that subsequent volumes would be released twice-yearly.

Flight

Flight is the process by which an object moves, through an atmosphere (the air in the case of earth) or beyond it (as in the case of spaceflight) without direct support from any surface. This can be achieved by generating aerodynamic lift, propulsive thrust, aerostatically using buoyancy, or by ballistic movement.

Many things fly, from natural aviators such as birds, bats and insects to human inventions such as missiles, aircraft such as airplanes, helicopters and balloons, to rockets such as spacecraft.

The engineering aspects of flight are studied in aerospace engineering which is subdivided into aeronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through the air, and astronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through space, and in ballistics, the study of the flight of projectiles.

Flight (play)

Flight is a play by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. It is set during the end of the Russian Civil War, when the remnants of the White Army are desperately resisting the Red Army on the Crimean isthmus. The lives of the abandoned Serafima Korzukhina, the university professor Sergei Golubkov and the White generals Charnota and Khludov are closely intertwined.

Written in 1927, the play was rehearsed but never allowed to be performed during Bulgakov's lifetime, as the authorities felt that it glorified the Whites. It wasn't played until 1957, 17 years after Bulgakov's death. The play is the basis for the film The Flight, which premiered in 1970. In 1972 Valentin Bibik composed the opera "Flight" op.12/45, by the same name play of Mikhail Bulgakov, which premiered in 2010 under conductor Roman Kofman.

Flight (horse)

Flight (1940–1953) was an Australian Thoroughbred racemare that was the highest stakes winning mare in Australasia. Her courageous efforts made her a crowd favourite during the post World War II era and she had victories over some of the great horses of the time including Shannon, Bernborough, Royal Gem and Russia.

She was a bay daughter of Royal Step her dam was the unplaced mare, Lambent (NZ) by Tractor (GB). A half-sister to Flight, Sparkle (NZ) by Colonel Cygnus (GB), won the 1940 Dunedin Cup. Flight was inbred to Chelandry and also to St Simon in the fourth and fifth (4x5) generations. She was purchased at the 1942 Sydney yearling sales by Brian Crowley (a future chairman of the AJC) for 60 guineas.

Flight (opera)

Flight is an English opera in three acts, with music by Jonathan Dove and libretto by April De Angelis. The work was commissioned by Glyndebourne Opera and premiered on 24 September 1998 by Glyndebourne Touring Opera. After its large success, the work had its professional world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in a production by Richard Jones on their mainstage in 1999 and was revived in August 2005.

De Angelis took part of the inspiration for the plot from the true-life story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian refugee who lived at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, for several years, unable to exit the airport terminal. (Some of the same real events surrounding Nasseri were later used in the story for the Steven Spielberg film The Terminal, independently conceived after the opera.)

Dove has also arranged music from Flight into an orchestral " Airport Scenes" for concert performances. This suite was first performed in Warwick in 2006.

Stagings:

Date

Venue

Company

Notes

24 September 1998

Glyndebourne Touring Opera

Premier

1999

Glyndebourne Festival Opera's main stage

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Professional world premiere, production by Richard Jones

8 June 2003

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

First US performance, production directed by Colin Graham.

2005

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Revival

2006

The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium

3 March 2006

Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Glyndebourne Opera

Australian premiere under the artistic direction of Brett Sheehy, won Australia's 2006 Helpmann Award for Best Opera.

September 2008

British Youth Opera

May 2015

Gerald W. Lynch Theater, New York

Mannes Opera

New York premiere

June 2015

Holland Park Theatre, London, UK

Opera Holland Park

London professional premiere

November 2015

The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

Boston premiere

Flight (Steinbeck story)

"Flight" is a short story by American writer John Steinbeck, first published in his collection '' The Long Valley''. It appears in the ledger notebook under the title "Man Hunt". The story outlines a young man, Pépé, who is sent into town by his mother. She says he is not yet a man. While he is gone, Pépé kills a man, and after his return, he is forced to flee.

Category:Short stories by John Steinbeck Category:1938 short stories

Flight (cricket)

In cricket, the flight of the ball is its trajectory through the air between being released by the bowler and bouncing on the pitch. The flight of a delivery may be varied by changing the pace of the ball or through use of the Magnus force.

Flight is a key weapon of spin bowlers. A common objective of spin bowling is to beat the batsman "in the flight". This implies that the bowler has deliberately varied the trajectory of the ball in order to deceive the batsman as to the exact location it will land. This may result in the batsman missing or mis-hitting the ball and thus being dismissed.

If the bowler bowls the ball slightly slower or with topspin, then the ball will land further away from the batsman that he would otherwise anticipate, whereas if the bowler bowls the ball slightly quicker or with backspin, then the ball will land closer to the batsman. Applying a lateral Magnus force will make the ball move sideways in the air, this is known as drift.

The term "flighted delivery" is often used to describe a delivery that is bowled slightly slower with a higher trajectory. This is seen as an aggressive tactic for spin bowlers.

A quicker delivery with a lower trajectory is sometimes described as "flat" or "flatter". In one-day cricket, spinners will often "push through" flatter deliveries, as they are perceived as more difficult to strike for boundaries by aggressive batsmen.

Flight (novel)

Flight is a novel written by Sherman Alexie. It is written in the first-person, from the viewpoint of a Native American teenager who calls himself Zits, "a time traveling mass murderer." Zits is a foster child, having spent the majority of his life moving from one negative or abusive family experience to another. His friend, Justice, introduces Zits to a new way of thinking, and to the idea of committing random violence. Just in the middle of one of these incidents, Zits is thrust into the body of a stranger—which would become the first of many similar incidents. The story confronts Zits' feelings of vulnerability as a misunderstood teenager, orphan, and as a Native American person.

Flight (1929 film)

Flight is a 1929 adventure and aviation film directed by Frank Capra. The film stars Jack Holt, Lila Lee and Ralph Graves, who also came up with the story, for which Capra wrote the dialogue. Dedicated to the United States Marine Corps, the production was greatly aided by their full cooperation.

Flight (Lessing story)

"Flight" is a 1957 short story by Doris Lessing. It deals with an old man who is against his eighteen-year-old granddaughter getting married, bringing him into conflict with not only her and her fiance, but also his daughter, who was herself married even younger and whose other three daughters have already been married.

Flight (2009 film)

Flight (; also known as Fly High) is a 2009 South Korean film.

Flight (2012 film)

Flight is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film stars Denzel Washington as William "Whip" Whitaker Sr., an airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board. Immediately following the crash, he is hailed a hero, but an investigation soon leads to questions that put the captain in a different light.

Flight was the first live-action film directed by Robert Zemeckis since Cast Away and What Lies Beneath, both released in 2000, and his first R-rated film since Used Cars in 1980. It was the second collaboration of Denzel Washington and John Goodman, who had previously worked together in the 1998 film Fallen. It was also a box office success, grossing over $161 million worldwide and received mostly positive reviews. The film was nominated twice at the 85th Academy Awards, for Best Actor (Denzel Washington) and Best Original Screenplay ( John Gatins).

Flight (Thorgeir Stubø album)

Flight (released 1988 in Oslo, Norway by Hot Club Records - HCR 25) is a studioalbum (LP) by the Norwegian guitarist Thorgeir Stubø, including two live recordings.

Flight (sculpture)

Flight is a public art work by artist Arlie Sinaiko located at the Lynden Sculpture Garden near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sculpture is an abstract form made bronze; it is V-shaped and installed on the lawn.

Flight (1958 TV show)

Flight was an American television anthology series that aired in syndication from 1958 to 1959. The series originally aired for one season, with 38 half-hour episodes produced. It was created with the assistance of the United States Air Force and featured retired General George C. Kenney as the host and opening narrator.

Flight (Lifehouse song)

"Flight" is a 2014 song by American alternative rock band Lifehouse. Written by lead singer Jason Wade, the track served as a preview of the band's album Out of the Wasteland, release in May 2015. It was the first new recording released by the band since their hiatus in July 2013.

Flight (Grey's Anatomy)

"Flight" is the twenty-fourth and final episode of the eighth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and the show's 172nd episode overall. It was written by series creator Shonda Rhimes, and directed by Rob Corn. The episode was originally broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States on May 17, 2012. In the episode, six doctors from Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital who are victims of an aviation accident fight to stay alive, but Dr. Lexie Grey ( Chyler Leigh) ultimately dies. Other storylines occur in Seattle where Dr. Richard Webber ( James Pickens, Jr.) plans his annual dinner for the departing residents, Dr. Owen Hunt ( Kevin McKidd) fires Dr. Teddy Altman ( Kim Raver), and Dr. Miranda Bailey ( Chandra Wilson) gets engaged.

The episode marked Leigh's and Raver's final appearance to the series. Exterior filming of the accident took place at Big Bear Lake, California. Jason George reprised his role as a guest star, whereas James LeGros made his first appearance. The episode opened to mixed reviews from television critics, with some criticizing the death of Lexie, but praising Leigh's performance, in addition to Ellen Pompeo ( Dr. Meredith Grey)'s and Eric Dane ( Dr. Mark Sloan)'s. "Flight" earned Rhimes an NAACP Image Award nomination and it was also nominated under several categories of Entertainment Weekly finale awards. Upon its initial airing, the episode was viewed by 11.44 million Americans, garnered a 4.1/11 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic, ranking fourth for the night in terms of viewership, and registering as Thursday's highest-rated drama.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Flight

Flight \Flight\ (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle['o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle['o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See Flee, Fly.]

  1. The act of flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

    Like the night owl's lazy flight.
    --Shak.

  2. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape danger or expected evil; hasty departure.

    Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
    --Matt. xxiv. 20.

    Fain by flight to save themselves.
    --Shak.

  3. Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaring; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.

    Could he have kept his spirit to that flight, He had been happy.
    --Byron.

    His highest flights were indeed far below those of Taylor.
    --Macaulay.

  4. A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.
    --Swift.

    Swift flights of angels ministrant.
    --Milton.

    Like a flight of fowl Scattered winds and tempestuous gusts.
    --Shak.

  5. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
    --Parker.

  6. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft. [Obs.]

    Challenged Cupid at the flight.
    --Shak.

    Not a flight drawn home E'er made that haste that they have.
    --Beau. & Fl.

  7. The husk or glume of oats. [Prov. Eng.]
    --Wright.

  8. a trip made by or in a flying vehicle, as an airplane, spacecraft, or aeronautical balloon.

  9. A scheduled flight[8] on a commercial airline; as, the next flight leaves at 8 o'clock.

    Flight feathers (Zo["o]l.), the wing feathers of a bird, including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See Bird.

    To put to flight, To turn to flight, to compel to run away; to force to flee; to rout.

    to take a flight[9], to make a trip in an airplane, especially a scheduled flight[9].

    Syn: Pair; set. See Pair.

Wiktionary

flight

Etymology 1

  1. (context obsolete English) fast, swift. n. 1 The act of flying. 2 An instance of flying. 3 A collective term for doves or swallows. 4 A journey made by an aircraft, eg a balloon, plane or space shuttle, particularly one between two airports, which needs to be reserved in advance. 5 The act of fleeing. (''Flight'' is the noun which corresponds to the verb ''flee''.) 6 A set of stairs or an escalator. A series of stairs between landings. 7 A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators. 8 A feather on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path. 9 A paper plane. 10 (context cricket English) The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift. 11 The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile. 12 An aerodynamics surface designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory. 13 An air force unit. 14 Several sample glasses of a specific wine varietal or other beverage. The pours are smaller than a full glass and the flight will generally include three to five different samples. 15 (context engineering English) The shaped material forming the thread of a screw. v

  2. (context cricket of a spin bowler English) To throw the ball in such a way that it has more airtime and more spin than usual. Etymology 2

    n. The act of fleeing.

WordNet

flight

  1. v. shoot a bird in flight

  2. fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"

  3. decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow" [syn: fledge]

flight

  1. n. a formation of aircraft in flight

  2. an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him" [syn: flying]

  3. a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next [syn: flight of stairs, flight of steps]

  4. the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt" [syn: escape]

  5. an air force unit smaller than a squadron

  6. passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"

  7. the path followed by an object moving through space [syn: trajectory]

  8. a flock of flying birds

  9. a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I took the noon flight to Chicago"

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

flight

"act of flying," Old English flyht "a flying, act or power of flying," from Proto-Germanic *flukhtiz (cognates: Dutch vlucht "flight of birds," Old Norse flugr, Old High German flug, German Flug "flight"), from Proto-Germanic *flug-ti-, from PIE *pluk-, from root *pleu- "to flow" (see fly (v.1)).\n

\nSpelling altered late 14c. from Middle English fliht (see fight (v.)). Sense of "swift motion" is from mid-13c.. Meaning "an instance of flight" is 1785, originally of ballooning. Sense of "a number of things passing through the air together" is from mid-13c. Meaning "series of stairs between landings" is from 1703. Figuratively, "an excursion" of fancy, imagination, etc., from 1660s. Flight-path is from 1908; flight-test (v.) from 1919; flight-simulator from 1947 (originally in rocketry); flight-attendant from 1946.

flight

"act of fleeing," c.1200, flihht, not found in Old English, but presumed to have existed and cognate with Old Saxon fluht, Old Frisian flecht "act of fleeing," Dutch vlucht, Old High German fluht, German Flucht, Old Norse flotti, Gothic þlauhs, from Proto-Germanic *flug-ti- (see flight (n.1)). To put (someone or something) to flight "rout, defeat" is from late 14c., the earlier verb form do o' flight (early 13c.).

Usage examples of "flight".

Their flight to Achillea and the slingshot round its moon had passed off flawlessly.

Well, now she knew why Kinaveral Admin had put such a nice bonus on this job--and now she knew better than to take another flight to Banth.

It was as if the Southern Welt had been emptied in its entirety, and sunlight glinted off the armor that some of the Aerians were strong enough to bear in full flight.

They learned later that the girl had taken frequent flights in the South, where her father had, for a time, entered into the business of giving aeroplane flights for money at county fairs and the like.

Making the trip down ten flights would be the ultimate way to flip off her agoraphobia, a fitting cap to her week of desensitization and self-improvement.

The commons appeared determined no longer to brook a delay of the agrarian law, and extreme violence was on the eve of being resorted to, when it was ascertained from the burning of the country-houses and the flight of the peasants that the Volscians were at hand: this circumstance checked the sedition that was now ripe and almost breaking out.

They were on the same level now as the first of the two upper flights, which he could see were the new Fokkers, with aileron extensions and the extra lifting surface between the wheels.

Flying Officer Charles Haynes, the bomb aimer, was operating the H2S on this flight.

Flight Lieutenant Alfred Mug-geridge, bomb aimer in a 156 Squadron Lancaster shot down that night near Magdeburg, describes how his aircraft was attacked by a night fighter.

Flight Sergeant Ivan Taylor was the Australian bomb aimer in a Blind Marker Lancaster of 7 Squadron.

Should the weather deteriorate sufficiently to endanger our return flight we have been ordered to make a landing on the airfield near the town of Kalinin.

The walls seemed to press in around Alec as he followed the warder up flight after drafty flight of stone stairs.

The birds withdrew in frenzied flight, probably alighting somewhere beyond, since they were no longer on the wing.

It spun and bucked, alighting on stiffened legs, and Hilliard took flight, landing flat in a muddy puddle a full yard away.

When all hands were accounted for, Drake ordered the ship turned to align the photon drive with the direction of flight.