Meaning of fly-past in English:


Pronunciation /ˈflʌɪpɑːst/


  • A ceremonial flight of aircraft past a person or a place.

    ‘a fly-past by an RAF formation’
    • ‘It will enter the estuary at about noon and arrive in Hull two hours later, with a fly-past from RAF Tucano aircraft, from Linton-on-Ouse.’
    • ‘As part of the commemoration, the York branch of the Royal Air Force Association also staged a parade and there was a fly-past of nine Tucano aircraft from RAF Linton-on-Ouse.’
    • ‘The service included the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Gurney Airfield and a fly-past by an F - 111 from No.6 Squadron.’
    • ‘To commemorate the day, the PMG's helicopter squadron organised a fly-past of the headquarters in Loloho.’
    • ‘A ceremonial fly-past was made by an RAF Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham.’
    • ‘They have been seen at recent ceremonial fly-pasts here.’
    • ‘The police helicopter and the air sea rescue helicopter both did fly-pasts.’
    • ‘As she steamed in, the band of the Royal Marines played on the vessel's flight deck, while a fly-past by a Jaguar jet fighter and three helicopters gave her a warm welcome home.’
    • ‘Once again, the fly-pasts were conducted bang on schedule, with the aircraft circling overhead to the mounting excitement of the children.’
    • ‘Nearly 6,000 enthusiasts flocked to the Aviation Viewing Park to see the show and a fly-past by the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring a Lancaster bomber and Hurricane and Spitfire fighters.’
    • ‘Aircraft from RAF Linton-on-Ouse are to conduct a fly-past at the funeral of a York-born man as a tribute to his devoted work at the Yorkshire Air Museum.’
    • ‘There was a fly-past by a C - 130 and a lone bugler played The Last Post.’
    • ‘The Hornets from No.75 Squadron conducted the fly-past en route to an exercise off the Perth coastline.’
    • ‘He led the fighters in the victory fly-past over London.’
    • ‘It will reach a peak with a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which includes a Lancaster bomber, a Hurricane and a Spitfire, during the weekend of July 5 and 6.’
    • ‘It will be followed by a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota, a display by pipers and a military salute.’
    • ‘The RAF has also agreed to stage a fly-past in a Sea King helicopter.’
    • ‘Thousands of veterans are expected to attend the ceremony, which will include a fly-past and a military band, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.’
    • ‘The Red Arrows are due to perform a fly-past for the Queen at the opening ceremony.’
    • ‘The Me 262 had to prove its value in actual combat as opposed to fly-pasts in front of an invited audience.’