from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Preparing for or occurring before flight.
- transitive v. To check (an aircraft) for airworthiness before flight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Taking place before the start of a flight
- n. An inspection of an aircraft before the start of a flight
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Even if you've recently used the stand, always do a "preflight" check to be certain that it's working properly and that there are no frayed straps or missing parts.
But there aren't that many of us who do that kind of preflight checkout work, and everybody's work pad checked out clean.
To that end, Canoe will work with a programmer "preflight" to ensure the apps are certified and tested before they're sent out to the MSOs.
A 2005 federal report on the September 2003 crash found inaccurate preflight planning resulted in the plane not having enough fuel.
Investigators say preflight medical checks, a world-wide requirement, were perfunctory and possibly falsified.
Instead, it will depend heavily on voluntary participation in educational opportunities emphasizing the importance of pilot attitude, preflight aircraft checks and improving skills in low-speed maneuvers.
They died on January 27, 1967, in fire during a preflight test at the NASA Space Center in Florida.
I use a homebrew preflight Kindle filter to construct the Kindle binary from my master files, which we have invested nearly a million dollars into creating.
“Your book is currently under review by the Kindle Operations team as we are trying to improve the Kindle customer experience. Please check back in 5 business days to see if your book was published to the store.”
Football became an integral part of the Navy's V-5 preflight initiative.
Even then, in my preflight daze, it seemed a bit incongruous to me that a Wesleyan grad would be a pilot for a tiny rural airport.