fly across

fly across (something)

To traverse a place or area by plane. I live in California, but the rest of my family is in New York, so I've flown across the country many times.
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fly across something

[for a bird or a plane] to move in the air across something. A bird flew across the open area in the forest. A large jet flew across the clear blue sky.
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References in classic literature ?
But the moment Sancho quitted his beast to go and help Don Quixote, the dancing devil with the bladders jumped up on Dapple, and beating him with them, more by the fright and the noise than by the pain of the blows, made him fly across the fields towards the village where they were going to hold their festival.
On my view this question can easily be answered; for no terrestrial mammal can be transported across a wide space of sea, but bats can fly across.
A crow would shed tears if obliged by its errand to fly across the district.
The budget airline will lobby British and EU governments to retain the status quo in the aviation market, which allows operators to fly across the continent in a deregulated environment.
She would sink down onto the stage, rise above it, fly across it like lightning.
You are watching "Then we arrived and you are watching your production designer fly across the camera, picked up by the wind, and Marion Cotillard kind of disappearing into a bog.
Washington, Sha'ban 7, 1434, Jun 16, 2013, SPA -- A solar-powered plane bidding to fly across the U.
Two Swiss gentlemen have built a plane which they hope to fly across the United States next spring and then around the world without burning an ounce of fuel.
Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
He eased down in the air several thousand feet before firing his jet suit and fly across the Grand Canyon.
Yves Rossy, 50, the first person to fly across the Channel on jet wings, suffered a "malfunction" a third of the way into his 23-mile journey.
Yves Rossy recently became the first person to fly across the English Channel with a jet-powered wing strapped to his back.
Sugar gliders can fit in the palm of a hand - yet can race up curtain poles and fly across a room in a flash.
1909: Louis Bleriot became the first man to fly across the Channel, flying his three-cylinder monoplane from near Calais to Northfall Meadow near Dover Castle.