the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.
Many of them seem to take greater interest in aviation than in the nuts-and-bolts of corporate operations.
‘Abercrombie’ Lawsuit: Why CEOs Love Their Jets Daniel Gross October 18, 2012
Still little known outside the world of aviation, within it he is revered.
The Sexy Dream of the 747 Clive Irving October 25, 2014
The Long Range Strike Bomber may be the most secretive Pentagon aviation program in decades.
How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes Bill Sweetman October 12, 2014
After that moment one of the most tantalizing mysteries of aviation begins.
Amelia Earhart Breakthrough? Don’t Bet On It Clive Irving June 2, 2012
If aviation Week is correct about its size, the RQ-180 is probably the largest stealthy UAV out there.
The Killer Drone Goes Stealthy—Just in Time for a New Cold War Zach Rosenberg April 15, 2014
Whenever there was an accident, however small, on the aviation field the whole post was anxious and quivering.
Betty at Fort Blizzard Molly Elliot Seawell
Work upon the aviation camp at East Harniss had actually begun.
Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
aviation teaches quick resource; the officers managed to escape.
The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
In the evening we were invited to the aviation camp in the suburbs of Paris.
A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
As some of the attendants of the aviation field came up just at that moment there was need for explanations.
Air Service Boys Flying for Victory Charles Amory Beach
the art or science of flying aircraft
the design, production, and maintenance of aircraft
(US) military aircraft collectively
1866, from French aviation, noun of action from stem of Latin avis “bird” (see aviary). Coined 1863 by French aviation pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812-1886) in “Aviation ou Navigation aérienne.”
- Aviation cadet
one who trains to become an officer in an air force. Historical Examples The only permanent change in recent years was the addition of aviation cadet to both the Air Force and Navy listings. The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
- Aviation medicine
the branch of medicine dealing with the psychological, physiological, and pathological effects of flying in airplanes. Historical Examples Only in his field of aviation medicine did he feel competent, secure. Warning from the Stars Ron Cocking noun the branch of medicine concerned with the effects on man of flight in the earth’s atmosphere Compare space […]
wings. Also called aviation badge. Military Informal. a badge bearing the image of a spread pair of bird’s wings with a distinctive center design, awarded to an aircrewman on completion of certain requirements. a gold-embroidered green badge in the shape of a spread pair of bird wings worn by junior and cadette Girl Scouts to […]
a pilot of an airplane or other heavier-than-air aircraft. Contemporary Examples Cordice was the son of a North Carolina doctor, but he had hoped to become an engineer and an aviator like Charles Lindbergh. The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life Michael Daly January 19, 2014 He grew up in Murdo, […]