A flyby is a quick visit by a spacecraft or aircraft. Sometimes a spacecraft will flyby a planet or moon to take pictures or measurements.

  • The flyby was a quick way to check on the progress of the project.

  • The flyby was a way to show support for the team.

Definition of flyby


A flight past a celestial object in order to make observations.


A low-level ceremonial flight, typically in connection with an airshow or a military parade.


A brief visit.

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