an air flight that passes over a specific area, country, or territory: Overflights of foreign aircraft are closely monitored.

1590–1600 as pertaining to the flight of birds; 1955–60 for current sense; over- + flight1

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overflight (ˈəʊvəˌflaɪt)
the flight of an aircraft over a specific area or territory

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Example sentences
Unfortunately, great circle routes for aircraft are problematic due to the cost
  of clearances for overflight of some countries.
The scheduled morning overflight was delayed today until late afternoon due to
  weather and other mission needs.
We recommend an overflight to check field conditions and for presence of
The afternoon beach survey served to ground truth morning overflight
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