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Flying and Aviation - A

Words beginning with A that relate to flying and flying machines.
Definitions based on those in the Oxford English Dictionary.
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Last updated: March 13, 2020
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First submittedMarch 11, 2020
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A system where fuel is ignited in the exhaust section of a jet engine, to give more thrust.
Afterburner
Sadly, we won't see Concorde fly again as no example is - .
Airworthy
The electrical and electronic equipment in an aircraft that helps it fly.
Avionics
A gyroscopic instrument that indicates a plane's altitude (2 words).
Artificial horizon
Transportation by plane of troops, equipment or supplies, maybe in emergency.
Airlift
This word is used both for being on a ship or a plane.
Aboard
A place where civil aircraft land to let passengers on and off.
Airport
Hinged flap on the trailing edge of an aircraft wing.
Aileron
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Nausea caused by the motion of an aircraft.
Airsickness
A localised region of descending air, that causes an aircraft to lose height suddenly (2 words).
Air pocket
An attack by aircraft, especially one in which bombs are dropped (2 words).
Air raid
A small airfield, especially a private or military one.
Aerodrome
The height of an aircraft above the land or sea over which it's flying (2 words).
Absolute altitude
A company that runs a public service of aircraft flying between certain places.
Airline
A device that can maintain the plane's course while the crew have a cup of tea (2 words).
Automatic pilot
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