fly past


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fly past (someone or something)

to soar or glide past someone or something. The stone flew past Mike's left ear, and he ducked. The plane flew past the cloud bank.
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A 17-gun salute was given to Singh while IAF Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jets carried out a fly past in the 'missing man formation' in honour of the 1965 war hero who died on Saturday.
ZULU -10 attack helicopters, Cobra attack helicopters, Fennec, Bell-412, Puma and MI-17 participated in the fly past.
Among the guests invited to witness the fly past were six RAF Battle of Britain pilots - famously dubbed the "few" by wartime prime minister Winston Churchill.
In the same afternoon, another fly past will take place along the Abu Dhabi Corniche at 4.
Bob Jones Bob Jones was 'taken home' to Welshpool airport, where a fly past in the pilot's honour preceded his funeral
After the service two Tornados staged a fly past 1000ft above the cathedral.
Summary: Astronomers are getting their telescopes ready to catch sight of a speeding ball of rock which will fly past the Earth on Tuesday night.
Air Cadets from 499 Port Talbot Squadron wait to see a Lancaster Bomber fly past * The Breitling Wingwalkers delight the crowds at Wales National Air Show as they fly past Swansea Bay PICTURE: Richard Swingler
BON VOYAGE: Pupils from Ursuline Catholic Primary in Crosby look out for the planes (inset) as they complete their fly past
fly past the moon as they arrive at the RSPB Vane Farm Nature Reserve by Loch Leven, Scotland.
A Hawk from RAF Leeming's 100 Squadron marked the occasion with a fly past.
MESSENGER will fly past Mercury again in September 2009 and settle into orbit around the planet in 2011.
How do you both fly past FALIA and lead the turn at FALIA?
I was one of the spectators to see this fly past on Monday afternoon, ("Caught on film - five UFOs in the skies above Emley" Examiner June 15).
Although he enjoyed playing in the pass-oriented Princeton offense, he's clearly better off in an uptempo game, using his quickness in transition to fly past opponents and his vision and passing to find open teammates for easy baskets.