operating between airborne objects, especially aircraft:
air-to-air missiles; air-to-air communication.
from one aircraft, missile, or the like, to another while in flight:
They refueled air-to-air.
But Predators are vulnerable to even the most obsolete surface-to-air missiles or air-to-air fighter aircraft.
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operating between aircraft in flight
operating or directed from a flying aircraft to the surface: air-to-surface missiles. from a flying aircraft to the surface of the earth: They released the rockets air-to-surface.
- Air traffic
aircraft moving in flight or on airport runways. Contemporary Examples The pilot attempted a landing despite warnings from air traffic controllers to divert to another airport due to heavy fog. Poland Tries to Cope The Daily Beast April 10, 2010 The Age of Reagan only really began seven months into his presidency, when he fired […]
- Air-traffic control
a government service that facilitates the safe and orderly movement of aircraft within and between airports by receiving and processing data from radar and devices that monitor local weather conditions and by maintaining radio contact with pilots. Contemporary Examples Few occupations carry the unique sort of physiological assault that air-traffic control does. An Air Traffic […]
- Air train
. an airplane towing one or more gliders.