overfly

[oh-ver-flahy]
verb (used with object), overflew, overflown, overflying.
1.
to fly over (a specified area, territory, country, etc.): The plane lost its way and overflew foreign territory.
2.
to fly farther than or beyond; overshoot.
3.
to fly over or past instead of making a scheduled stop: to overfly Philadelphia because of bad weather.
verb (used without object), overflew, overflown, overflying.
4.
to fly over a particular territory, country, etc.: The plane approached the border but never overflew.

Origin:
1550–60; over- + fly1

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overfly (ˌəʊvəˈflaɪ)
 
vb , -flies, -flying, -flew, -flown
(tr) to fly over (a territory) or past (a point)

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Example sentences
We recommend you overfly the field to check conditions, look for obstructions
  and plan your approach.
It is essential to overfly the field to check conditions, and plan an approach
  strategy.
Attempting to overfly icy clouds works only as long as you have a way down
  without flying through them.
Diversions that overfly the scheduled destination and land at the next
  scheduled point on the routing.
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