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Historical Examples

Having determined this distance, the weight on AB was removed and the aerodrome was allowed to regain its former position.
Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly

Immediately after the attack has been made, these formations will return to the aerodrome.
High Adventure James Norman Hall

There were alarms at Compigne of Uhlans seen in the vicinity of the aerodrome, and a guard was provided from the Camerons.
The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.

The patrol will then proceed to the aerodrome by the shortest route.
High Adventure James Norman Hall

One day five machines were to fly from one aerodrome in France to another one about fifty miles away.
‘Green Balls’ Paul Bewsher

The best position for an aerodrome is in a valley, not abrupt but gently sloping.
Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White

There arrived one day at the aerodrome a large packing-case addressed “Sergeant Tam.”
Tam O’ The Scoots Edgar Wallace

It is very necessary for the pupil to spend as much time as he can on the aerodrome.
Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White

In a few seconds they were lost to sight as they taxied across the aerodrome.
Dastral of the Flying Corps Rowland Walker

Not far from the aerodrome lay a main road, with tramway-lines along it.
Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White

a landing area, esp for private aircraft, that is usually smaller than an airport

1902, from aero- on analogy of hippodrome. Earlier (1891) a name for a flying machine.


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