[Ads-l] _overshoot_ a strange term or one strangely used?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 8 10:01:17 EDT 2020


Yes.  "Overshot the runway" is a standard term.  I'm retired FAA.  There is a foam runway extension used to stop gradually stop the tires of overshooters aat prone airports.


Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com






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Subject: _overshoot_ a strange term or one strangely used?

NYT Online:

... the plane “overshot” the runway ...

Why is _overshot_ in quotes? Isn't that the standard term?
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