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MILE, measure. A length of a thousand paces, or seventeen hundred and sixty yards, or five thousand two hundred and eighty feet. It contains eight furlongs, every furlong being forty poles, and each pole sixteen feet six inches. 2 Stark. R. 89.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I knew is was longer than a statute mile, but nobody could tell me how long it was.
Zone 4: This zone was exactly one-half statute mile beyond the location where the motorist made contact with the stimulus of the law enforcement vehicle.
The VFR visibility and cloud clearance requirements in Class E and when below 10,000 feet msl, of course, are three statute miles and 500 feet below, 1000 feet above and 2000 feet horizontally
A typical non-precision approach has an MDA of 600 feet AGL and not usually less than one statute mile required visibility.
At 0534, weather recorded nearby included wind from 360 degrees at three knots, visibility 3/4 statute mile, mist, an overcast at 100 feet, temperature 17 degrees C and dew point 16 degrees C.
The MK27 can deliver within a range of 15 nautical miles (approximately 17 statute miles) to a variety of customer locations and designated drop-off points, which represents 80 to 85 percent of the products that Amazon Prime sells, according it application letter submitted by Sean Cassidy, Director of Safety and Regulatory for Amazon Prime Air.
Like midairs, 89 percent of wrong-surface events occur when visibility exceeds three statute miles (VMC).
The FAA would require drones have "an anti-collision light illuminated and visible for at least three statute miles."
The area under the watch extended 95 statute miles east and west of a line from 60 miles west-northwest of Austin, Texas, to 45 miles south of Hondo, Texas.
At 1856, recorded weather there included wind at five knots, three statute miles of visibility in mist and clear skies.
* Unrefueled Range of C-5M: Approximately 5,524 statute miles (4,800 nautical miles) with 120,000 pounds of cargo; approximately 7,000 nautical miles with no cargo on board.