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AIRFIELD

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An area used for the taking off and landing of aircraft. The site will often include associated buildings, equipment and other installations.

Aerodrome (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
AIRPORT An airfield for civilian aircraft, usually including a customs house and ancillary structures and buildings and passenger facilities.
AIRSHIP STATION An area of land containing Airship sheds, anchorage points and ancillary structures.
CONTROL TOWER A high building at an airport from which air traffic is controlled by radio.
HANGAR A large shed for the housing of aircraft, etc.
RUNWAY A hard, level roadway or other surface from which aircraft take off and land.

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