Airspeed



the forward speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it moves.
Historical Examples

I’ve never had her above 2.5, but the airspeed gauge is marked up to four.
The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper

The pilot, a big-boned Britisher who had two jobs to do at once, watched the airspeed indicator.
What The Left Hand Was Doing Gordon Randall Garrett

noun
the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it moves Compare groundspeed

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