a lightweight passenger airplane with relatively limited performance capability.
Origin of lightplane
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Joe kept it at an altitude of about six feet until the lightplane was air-borne.
They had cut away from the lightplane and Joe headed for the area which Cogswell had ordered him particularly to keep scanned.