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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Gul told Menabytes that Airlift wants to solve the congestion challenge by building out "the mass transit infrastructure of the developing world."
Q) How has the Heavy Airlift Wing SAC provided new capability within the NATO framework?
At the time when the 109th arrived in Nha Trang, the US Air Force provided two types of airlift, Strategic and Tactical.
When military commanders had an urgent requirement to establish a tactical airlift unit at a remote base in Afghanistan, AAR Airlift fielded a turnkey, two-helicopter operation less than 30 days after notification.
Delivery density, an uncommon term, is a useful consideration in evaluations of airlift aircraft and force structures.
Regardless of a route's or requirement's designation as strategic or tactical, all airlift fleet assets should be analyzed to maximize efficiency and minimize fuel consumption and cost while still meeting the overall objective of fulfilling the war fighter's requirement.
Under the program, AAR Airlift will provide maintenance, operations, and logistical support to the fixed and rotary-wing aircraft fleet for the Department of State's international narcotics and law enforcement office of aviation.
Between Maxey's first flight in August 1968 and the last flight out of Saigon almost seven years later, Reservists assigned to associate units contributed greatly to airlift operations into and out of Southeast Asia.
Airlift Group provides expeditionary airlift services in support of contingency operations worldwide.
He has taken to selfless service for the sake of greater good, just as he does in Airlift .
Refugee Agency's fourth airlift of winter insulation arrived at Erbil Airport, supported by the United States' ongoing humanitarian aid efforts in Iraq.