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- n. Skill in and knowledge of the work of navigating and operating an aircraft.
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- n. Art, skill, or ability in the practice of aerial navigation; aircraft piloting.
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- n. the art of operating aircraft
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In recent years the very term "airmanship" has almost left the vocabulary of pilots and safety organisations
Both accidents highlighted lapses in basic airmanship and poor manual flying skills, compounded by overreliance on automation.
The goal is to improve the knowledge and caliber of newly hired co-pilots, partly by giving extra flight-time credits to civilian job-seekers who graduate from four-year academic institutions or other advanced-training programs in which they study such things as aeronautics and airmanship.
Still to be answered is how seasoned pilots for a top airline, flying one of the industry's most advanced jets, violated such a fundamental rule of airmanship.
Disregarding a fundamental rule of airmanship that calls for lowering the nose of a plane to gain speed in the event of an aerodynamic stall, the 32-year-old co-pilot at the controls of Flight 447 continued to pull up the nose of the plane, despite extended stall warnings.
If the crew of Flight 447 had followed basic airmanship and kept the plane flying level until airspeed indications returned to normal, "it would have been a log entry, instead of a crash," Mr. Voss said Thursday in an interview.
SHAPIRO: The Kirk crew had long forgotten the name of this helicopter pilot, but they never forgot his stunning airmanship.
In airmanship class Mr. Rigby had taught them about how riggers “belayed,” which was Service-speak for sliding down a rope without breaking your neck.
Pattie was simultaneously stunned and impressed: “It was not a show of flamboyance but a highly professional maneuver, executed with superb airmanship.”
In one airmanship lecture Mr. Rigby had filled a wineglass to the brim—even during hard turns not a drop had spilled over.