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fly in

1. To have someone or something travel to one via airplane. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fly" and "in." Did you hear that the school is flying in a well-known author for the literary festival?
2. To travel to a particular destination by airplane. I'm flying in on Thursday—can you pick me up at the airport?
3. To travel to a particular destination by airplane. I'm flying into Philly on Thursday—can you pick me up at the airport?
See also: fly
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If you are flying in any backcountry area, you should be prepared beforehand by knowing the most common reporting points.
One early morning this past summer, I was headed west to pick up passengers, flying in trail with three other pilots.
When flying in canyons, chatting on frequency can distract you from terrain.
I enjoyed the First Word column in the September issue and your observations regarding the drop in airplanes flying in to AirVenture.