Wheels Up

Updated: 2018-11-20.
Wheels up is a term in airline parlance for the time the aircraft is scheduled to become airborne; literally, when the wheels lift up from the runway.

However, another definition for wheels up time refers to when an aviation oversight body is expected to give takeoff clearance.

See also: tarmac definition, jet bridge definition, or our list of airport terms.

Categories: Air Travel Terms
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