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Air service

the services performed by an airline, as flights between various destinations to transport passengers, freight, and mail.
(initial capital letters) (formerly) the air arm of the U.S. military forces.
Historical Examples

I hope to be transferred to the American air service as soon as possible, returned the smiling Don Hale.
Don Hale with the Flying Squadron W. Crispin Sheppard

These ingenious air service men do all their repairing on the spot.
Some Naval Yarns Mordaunt Hall

But, in the air service, we have a program that I believe will be more to your liking.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 Various

The commanders of the air service did not hesitate to take the risk.
The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.

Supply tanks, machine-shop tanks, ground forces of the air service, concentrate here!
Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930 Victor Rousseau

How many atmospheres were there for the air service to conquer?
Cum Grano Salis Gordon Randall Garrett

The air service has its own advantages, its own trials, and its own marks of distinction.
The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.

You know that his record in the air service has been almost perfect.
Gypsies of the Air Bess Moyer

It has created an air service which, in efficiency and in number of machines, is unequalled.
Italy at War and the Allies in the West E. Alexander Powell

Just at this period the supremacy of our air service was hardly ever disputed.
Canada in Flanders, Volume III (of 3) Charles G. D. Roberts


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