[ UK /flˈa‍ɪpɑːst/ ]
  1. a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
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  • Striking yesterday was the flypast by the Battle of Britain memorial flight: the Lancaster bomber and Spitfires overhead recalling Britain's "finest hour", our solitary defiance of the Nazis in 1940. The wedding speaks volumes about our fascination with royalty
  • He recalls another occasion: I flew over Buckingham Palace on 16 June 1979 in the lead Vulcan we were the display crew for the Queen's birthday flypast. Scottish independence is a win-win situation | Simon Hoggart
  • The truth is that, like it or loathe it, Pearl Harbor was "an event" – a film that made headlines long before the cameras turned thanks to its bloated budget, and which managed to stay in the headlines throughout its production courtesy of a unique mix of historical tactlessness, fatuous movie-star flashing Kate Beckinsale reportedly displayed her naked bottom during a no-pants flypast – whoopee! and, most importantly, enormous expense. Mark Kermode: How to make an intelligent blockbuster and not alienate people
  • She broke for a 2-1 lead and overcame some uncertain moments on serve and a noisy flypast to celebrate Australia Day to see out the set. Azarenka defeats Clijsters to reach Australian Open final
  • The flypast was led by The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – one of the events staged to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle. Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her 84th Birthday
  • ✒Bob Lindo, the RAF squadron leader turned Cornish wine maker, agrees about the feeble six-plane flypast at the royal wedding. Scottish independence is a win-win situation | Simon Hoggart
  • Eight planes performed a jaw-dropping flypast at the Rutland base. The Sun
  • Vettel led almost from start to finish, handing over for only a short while to Jenson Button who, by making a late pit-stop, enjoyed a few laps in the limelight, a sort of flypast for his achievements of the previous year. Red Bull keep Sebastian Vettel in the dark until the title is his
  • As the Spitfire flypast disappeared into the horizon, engines fired into life and the TGP aces flew out of the pit lane to form up the grid.
  • A highlight of the event was a flypast by an F3 Tornado piloted by Flight Lieutenant Sally-Ann Cronin of 25 Fighter Squadron.
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