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  • n. Skill in and knowledge of the work of navigating and operating an aircraft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Art, skill, or ability in the practice of aerial navigation; aircraft piloting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

    Panel Seeks an Upgrade in Airline Pilot Training

  • 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.

    FAA to Boost Co-Pilot Training

  • 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.

    Crash Report Shows Confused Cockpit

  • 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.

    Air France Crash Report Likely to Alter Pilot Training

  • 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.

    Air France Crash Report Likely to Alter Pilot Training

  • SHAPIRO: The Kirk crew had long forgotten the name of this helicopter pilot, but they never forgot his stunning airmanship.

    35 Years On, Vietnam Heroes Reunited, Decorated

  • 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.



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