Translation of takeoff in Spanish:


despegue, n.

Pronunciation /ˈteɪkɒf//ˈteɪkˌɔf/


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    • 1.1Aviation

      despegue masculine
      decolaje masculine Latin America
      the plane is ready for takeoff el avión está listo para despegar
      • the economy is ready for takeoff la economía está a punto de levantar vuelo
      • The aircraft is suitable for operation from forward air bases, with short take-off and landing capability.
      • The take-off from Edinburgh Airport main runway is slotted in between two scheduled flights and it is surprisingly smooth.
      • She had always hated the take-off and the landing parts in a flight.
      • Throttle control is by mouth throttle for take-off and once in flight, by small levers at the side of the seat.
      • The pilot was going to spend the afternoon flying round and round in circles practicing his take-off and landing techniques.
      • Crosswinds of up to 30 knots can be accommodated on aircraft take-off or landing with or without stores.
      • Then the captain aborted the take-off half-way down the runway because of a lack of power in one of the engines.
      • Flying birds have been recognised as the biggest danger for an aircraft and they can hinder the take-off and landings on the runways.
      • The airport's runways currently stagger their take-off and landings, and switch them around during the day to allow residents some relief from noise.
      • The late 1960s witnessed the take-off of the jumbo-jet and the beginning of an era of mass travel.
      • The take-off is flawless; a steep climb has the aircraft high by strip's end to avoid the possibility of ground-fire.
      • Hauling scientists and supplies to the stations gives aircrews a chance to practice icy take-offs and landings and get a feel for being on the ice.
      • A very simple quick mission builder is included, allowing players to practise take-offs and landings, aerial-combat manoeuvring, gunnery and formation flying.
      • Whether or not he gets back in one piece depends very much on a successful take-off and ascent to a relatively calm cruising altitude of up to 45,000 ft.
      • The landing gear provides for safe take-off and landing on rocking ship decks.
      • Fossett chose Salina because he needed a long runway for take-off and landing.
      • The pogos drop onto the runway as the aircraft lifts and the ground maintenance crew retrieve them immediately after take-off.
      • The pilot practiced landings and take-offs by taking off and following a racetrack pattern (the circuit) that brings the aircraft back to the start of the runway to land.
      • The system is designed for full automatic take-off and landing.
      • A holiday jet carrying 220 passengers was forced to abort its take-off when another plane crossed the airport runway on Sunday.

    • 1.2Sport

      despegue masculine

  • 2informal

    (caricature, imitation)
    parodia feminine
    to do a takeoff of sb hacer una parodia de algn
    • Brief glimpses of Bleak House and Great Expectations are followed by a wonderfully witty take-off of A Christmas Carol, with skateboarding ghosts and Tiny Tim on electric guitar.
    • Of all the parodies performed on 'The Carol Burnett Show', probably the best-remembered and funniest was an inspired takeoff of the classic film 'Gone With The Wind'.
    • Overall I thought it was a marvelous take off of all the hood movies.