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maximum altitude at which an airplane can maintain horizontal flight absolute ceiling
bluish-grey North American hawk having a darting flight Accipiter cooperii , blue darter , Cooper's hawk
performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft acrobatics , aerobatics , stunt flying , stunting
device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight aerofoil , airfoil , control surface , surface
study and treatment of disorders associated with flight (especially with space flight) aeromedicine , aerospace medicine , aviation medicine
science of flight aeronautics
person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight air marshal , sky marshal
United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight Air Medal
someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight airplane pilot , pilot
astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998) Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. , Alan Shepard , Shepard
large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight albatross , mollymawk
nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight apodiform bird
bent in flight arced
restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier arrester , arrester hook
aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller autogiro , autogyro , gyroplane
either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight balancer , halter , haltere
missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target ballistic missile
science of flight dynamics ballistics
trajectory of an object in free flight ballistics , ballistic trajectory
flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning) bank
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