Takeoff facts for kids

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An F-A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier
An F/A-18 Hornet takes off from the USS Kitty Hawk.

Takeoff is the part of flight in which an aircraft goes from moving along the ground (taxiing) to flying in the air, usually on a runway. For balloons, helicopters and some special aircraft (such as the Harrier), no runway is needed. Takeoff is the opposite of landing.

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