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AIR. That fluid transparent substance which surrounds our globe.
     2. No property can be had in the air it belongs equally to all men, being indispensable to their existence. To poison or materially to change the air, to the annoyance of the public, is a nuisance. Cro. Cr. 610; 2 Ld. Raym 1163; I Burr. 333; 1 Str. 686 Hawk. B. 1, c. 75, s. 10; Dane's Ab. Index h.t. But this must be understood with this qualification, that no one has a right to use the air over another man's land, in such a manner as to be injurious to him. See 4 Campb. 219; Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 62; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 36 1; Grot. Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, liv. 2, c. 2, Sec. 3, note, 3 et 4.
     3. It is the right of the proprietor of an estate to enjoy the light and air that will come to him, and, in general, no one has a right to deprive him of them; but sometimes in building, a man opens windows over his neighbor's ground, and the latter, desirous of building on his own ground, necessarily stops the windows already built, and deprives the first builder of light and air; this he has the right to do, unless the windows are ancient lights, (q.v.) or the proprietor has acquired a right by grant or prescription to have such windows open. See Crabb on R. P. Sec. 444 to 479 and Plan. Vide Nuisance.

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A more current example of the complexity of airlift operations is from Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
By instituting a safety program that seems obvious to us today, it became possible to change the whole tenor of the airlift.
There was little on the substantive issues of airlift, but rather material on how to use the pork-barrel to influence Congress for the benefit of a contractor's program.
Comprehensive market and industry analysis The Military Airlift Market 2009-2019 examines the market sector critically through a comprehensive review of information sources, including consultations with relevant experts.
The airlift systematically met its tonnage goals in spite of the weather, which never improved--an accomplishment that pleased both Chiang and Roosevelt (until his death) and exceeded most people's expectations.
He paints Tunner as a man who had a single-minded focus on military airlift, and one who would go to any lengths to promote it-even at the expense of angering superiors and hindering his career.
Moving the Strykers, which are assigned to the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Lewis, is being accomplished by a combination of sealift and airlift assets.
AMC collects data about short tons transported and information about operational factors, such as weather and runway length, when planning and executing airlift missions.
She works daily with Air Mobility Command/Tanker Airlift Control Center.
Now planners here at the Tanker Airlift Control Center can see the amount of cargo inbound to the various APOEs and adjust airflow to gain efficiency and effectiveness.